Should You Be Afraid of the Supermoon?

Fri, 04 May 2012 14:42:11 -0700 Saturday will bring us a supermoon, an astronomical phenomenon during which the moon is both full and at its closet point to Earth in its orbit.Meaning: the moon's gonna being really freaking big tomorrow night, or according to science, about 16 percent bigger than average. So, should you be afraid of the big moon?

Supermoon Saturday: Why it's the biggest, brightest of 2012 (+video)

Fri, 04 May 2012 09:34:10 -0700 Supermoon Saturday: It's also called the 'Flower Moon,' and 'Milk Moon.' The 'supermoon' will be only 221,802 miles from Earth, the closest to our planet this year.

Why the 'Supermoon' Will Look Largest Near the Horizon

Fri, 04 May 2012 07:09:49 -0700 Be sure to catch the "supermoon" Saturday evening (May 5) just as it rises in the east around sunset. For reasons still unknown to science, the moon appears much larger and more magnificent when it is near the horizon than when it is soaring overhead, despite the fact that the moon's size never actually changes.

Prepare for the Supermoon, the biggest, brightest full Moon of the year

THE SUPERMOON IS UPON US! The biggest full Moon of the year will be lighting up the night sky Saturday night. Find out what makes tomorrow night's Moon different, and what, if anything, you need to look out for. (Werewolves? Tidal waves …

'Supermoon' to dominate night sky RT

Stargazers will be treated to a rare glimpse of a Supermoon this weekend when our celestial neighbor strays closest to Earth. During the annual display, the moon appears to swell larger in size and wax in brightness.

'Supermoon,' Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower To Attract Skywatchers On …

Be sure to tweet us your supermoon pics at @HuffPostScience, hashtag #supermoon! We'll be collecting user submissions from all over, and yours may be featured.


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6 Responses to Supermoon

  • Anonymous says:

    How To See A Massive Moon? When I was younger I lived in a trailer. The behind the trailer was a huge field that seemed to go on forever. In the horizon was a chain of mountains, and every morning we had good sunrises.
    One morning however, I looked at the horizon and fell down in shock when I saw the majority of the visible sky (when looking straight at it) dominated by a large moon (Illusion).

    Tomorrow night there is supposed to be a “Supermoon”, where the moon is full on its Perigee (Its also supposed to coincide with the Meteor Storm tomorrow night as well).

    I want the best possible view to hopefully get a “Massive moon” effect like I did those years ago.
    Where would one go to see such an effect? What causes it? (I never saw that massive-moon thing ever since I saw it at the trailer house that one time).

  • Anonymous says:

    “Supermoon” Visibility? Hi, I was wondering if the “Supermoon” Can be seen everywhere? I live in Oklahoma City, and i was wondering if it would be visible.

  • A Poem Inspired By Cosmic Events & HD. How Small A Glimmer On Astronomical Scales? Heaven and Earth, Horatio

    My nights are littered
    with astronomical events
    that occur each day. Jupiter here,
    Venus there, alignments,
    oppositions, conjunctions:
    perigees and apogees.
    Yes, I watch the man on PBS.
    Not a night goes by
    without a spectacle
    viewed by the naked eye
    only once every 2000 years,
    or through a lens
    since glass was used to scope
    the heavens in search of truth,
    God, augury, and mathematics.

    I’ve stayed out nights,
    meteor showers raining
    the opposite horizon. Geminids,
    Persiads, Leonids, shooting stars
    lost behind clouds, city lights, or
    lack of direction. I’ve driven miles
    to view comets that lacked
    distinction. Poor Halley. These
    ice-ridden streaks of fire no longer
    presage the death of kings.

    My sister and I discarded
    polaroid glasses to watch
    a solar eclipse; taking risks
    for transcendence to spectacular
    in a dusky event.

    But I have seen pink and blue waves
    of the Aurora Borealis in Boulder,
    and the stream of the Milky Way
    flowing through the crisp air
    of the Rocky Mountains.

    The sun rises and sets.
    The moon waxes and wanes.
    This giant moon, I have no doubt,
    will rise behind thick clouds of rain
    as did my last lunar eclipse.

    The moon will shine in full intensity
    and intimacy next year,
    if I do not see it now.

    I remain Orion,
    hunter of the skies.

    Inspired by Humpty Dumpty:;_ylc=X3oDMTB1a2x0anY5BF9TAzIxMTU1MDA0NDMEc2VjA3BlZXBfZQRzbGsDcQ–?qid=20120503170646AAzfO3p

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