11 March 2011

moondance

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Let's moondance.
On 19 March, the full moon will appear unusually large in the night sky as it reaches a point in its cycle known as 'lunar perigee'.

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular view when the moon approaches Earth at a distance of 221,567 miles in its elliptical orbit — the closest it will have passed to our planet since 1992.

The full moon could appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky, especially when it rises on the eastern horizon at sunset or is provided with the right atmospheric conditions.

This phenomenon has reportedly heightened concerns about 'supermoons' being linked to extreme weather events — such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. The last time the moon passed close to the Earth was on 10 January 2005, around the time of the Indonesian earthquake that measured 9.0 on the Richter scale.
Don't fear big moons. That's just goofy. If there were any veracity to such a notion, we'd've had it nailed down centuries ago and everybody would learn it in kindergarten. Truly. Don't be a sap. Dance.

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love, 99
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8 comments:

  1. Egad. What a freak show. Time to catch some rayz. Moonth rayz.

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  2. Oh, for fucksakes. That's braindeath. NOBODY watches that moronic and propaganda-laden dog shit, do they?

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  3. Ironic

    Yesterday afternoon I was listening to KVMR our local NPR station from Nevada City and the DJ was talking of the full moon coming up. He is calling his show next week Moondance in honor of the event.

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  4. He is, after all, broadcasting from my old hangout... so... there's apt to be some sort of spiritual connection....

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  5. Two volcanoes in Eastern Russia and one other in Indonesia erupted around the same time as the Japan 8.9-magnitude Earthquake on Friday.

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  6. Oh. I linked the Indonesia quake and the one that's always erupting in Japan, but I didn't hear about the Russian ones.

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  7. AAAyyyyyeeee, if I couldn't laugh at it I would jerk the wheel into a bridge abutment. Watch it again and imagine the house is a McDonald's.

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  8. This may explain my tendency to run screaming naked off a cliff so often. It's so way NOT funny it would make me cry if it made me any angrier. The End Is So Nigh....

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