Super Moon to cause havoc?
According to this blog post at AccuWeather.com, the moon will make it’s closest approach to the earth in 18 years and it will be a full moon as well. Given the moon’s astronomical influence, could this possibly lead to catastrophic events, such as major earthquakes or extreme weather? I guess we’ll just have to see (post here).
Coming up later this month (March 19 to be exact) the moon will make its closest approach to Earth (called lunar perigee) in 18 years. A new or full moon at 90% or greater of its closest perigee to Earth has been named a “SuperMoon” by astrologer Richard Nolle. This term has been recently picked up by astronomers. An extreme “SuperMoon” is when the moon is full or new as well as at its 100% greater mean perigee (closest) distance to earth. By this definition, last month’s full moon, this month’s and next month’s will all be extreme “SuperMoons”.
I have read several “new age” forecasts that go something like this: “Extreme SuperMoon this month (March 2011) will bring strong earthquakes and storms and/or unusual climate patterns.” Google the term ‘extreme SuperMoon March 2011’ and see for yourself what comes up. The validity of these types of forecasts can be debated ad nauseum.
There were SuperMoons in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005. These years had their share of extreme weather and other natural events. Is the Super Moon and these natural occurences a coincidence? Some would say yes; some would say no.
AccuWeather Facebook fanpage member Daniel Vogler adds, “The last extreme super moon occurred was on January 10th, 2005, right around the time of the 9.0 Indonesia earthquake. That extreme super moon was a new moon. So be forewarned. Something BIG could happen on or around this date. (+/- 3 Days is my guess)”
Oh my! Where’s algore? My guess is that if “something BIG” does happen algore will proclaim that massive amounts of man-generated CO2 in the atmosphere is actually drawing the moon closer to the earth.
More concerning to me is that this will also be a full moon. After all, doesn’t a full moon make people act crazy? We could experience a full-blown zombie explosion! Batten down the hatches!