Friday, March 18, 2011

March 19 Full Moon: Earth and Moon come close, The Lunar Perigee

 Tomorrow is March 19, the day the Earth will come closest to the Moon since 1992. The event is called Lunar Perigee. 

The moon will pass just 221,567miles away from our planet.

 The internet community is split in 2:

- the "prophets of doom" on a side, they say this is the beginning of the Apocalypse;

- scientists on another, they say it has nothing to do with the lunar perigee, and if the earthquakes or volcanic activity will happen anyway.

It's hard for us, the ordinary people,  to trust any of the sides. Both, scientists, and the so called, "prophets of doom" are very active and provide many theories, but no side is able to provide evidence.

Both, International Centre for Radio Astronomy's Pete Wheeler and australian astronomer David Reneke, agree on Wheeler's statement: 'There will be no earthquakes or volcanoes erupting, unless they are to happen anyway,' he told 'The Earth will experience just a lower than usual low tide and a higher than usual high tide around the time of the event, but nothing to get excited about'.

However, in the years  1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005, when this phenomenon previously occurred, the world was struck by extreme weather events or earthquakes and volcanic activities.

Out of all these, it is certain that no one knows everything about this phenomenon, and we are all still learning, and, at the rate technology is evolving, in a couple of years will might be able to find out more. Let's hope it will not be too late ...

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twister said...

... and to add a funny echo of this issue, NO, "the Moon will NOT hit the Earth tomorrow"! -- like someone asked Google about ...:))

Dallas Boy said...

Yah, especially for those :))