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Moon Earth Space Science

See The Supermoon Tonight 102

watermark writes "About every 28 years a 'supermoon' occurs. This is when the moon's orbit is closest to earth at the same time as a full moon. Saturday night will be the biggest, brightest full moon you will see in the next 28 years." The buzzkills at explain though that (For North Americans at least) you'll actually only be seeing a "waning gibbous moon," but it should still be spectacular.
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See The Supermoon Tonight

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  • Re:Crash (Score:5, Funny)

    by Dogtanian ( 588974 ) on Saturday March 19, 2011 @10:57AM (#35542014) Homepage

    So the moon spins around us in an ellipsis, where it's closest to us at perigee and furthest at apogee. Apparently it's blamed for the tsunami []

    Well, if it's in the Daily Mail it *must* be true...

    Actually, I'm not convinced that's the real Daily Mail. If it was, it would mention that the Japanese earthquake was caused by illegal benefit-scrounging immigrants to the UK, and that it stands a real chance of affecting house prices here. Oh yeah, and that we're all going to die from the 0.5cm-high remainder of the tsunami when it hits the UK and the only solution is this week's wonder food that'll let us all live to 179.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 19, 2011 @11:22AM (#35542120)

    ... and pointed at my sexy neighbor's window while everyone is distracted by the SuperMoon

  • Re:Crash (Score:5, Funny)

    by PseudonymousBraveguy ( 1857734 ) on Saturday March 19, 2011 @11:25AM (#35542134)

    Apparently it's blamed for the tsunami [].

    Yeah, and everyone was blaming it on the earthquake. But it was the moon all along! And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for that meddling kids!

  • Re:Crash (Score:2, Funny)

    by theBully ( 1056930 ) on Saturday March 19, 2011 @11:30AM (#35542168)
    You are waaaay off. The Japanese earthquake as well as the Haitian earthquake are all caused by the LHC to set in motion the end of the world in 2012 when the LHC will finally give birth to a black hole as well as a planet and a wormhole which will hit the earth and change it's direction of rotation. East will become sunset and nobody will survive except a U.S. family (obviously from L.A.). This family will also stop the attack of the invading aliens pouring through the wormhole. It's all out there. Just read the news.

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