Today at 2:10 p.m. eastern time we will enter into a SuperMoon, a term coined by astrologist Richard Nolle for Dell Publishing over thirty years ago for Horoscope magazine. It refers to that time when the Earth, Sun and Moon are all aligned, with the Earth in the center. The Moon is as close as it comes in orbit to the Earth, with astronomers calling it a perigee-syzgy.
They are noteworthy because of their close association with extreme tidal forces, coastal tides, severe storms, powerful earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Not to mention the water sloshing around in ourselves. You may want to consider this full moon if you're heading out to bay at the moon tonight.
The last time we had a SuperMoon was in January - and we also had an earthquake in Christchurch. Hurricane Katrina was within three days of one, as was Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, Galveston, Texas in 1900, and the Loma Prieta earthquake in California. Can anyone forget the images of collapsing bridges? These are just a few examples of major events happening within three days of a SuperMoon.
And then there is this: