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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Watching The Super Moon

     As we all have known, Supermoon starts at 2 am, Sunday, March 20, 2011 (Manila time).  A supermoon is a full or new moon that coincides with a close approach by the Moon to the Earth. The Moon's distance varies each month between approximately 354,000 km (220,000 mi) and 410,000 km (254,000 mi) due to its elliptical orbit around Earth. Lunar Perigee as what we call it. Super moon was coined  by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. It is being said that the combined effect of the Sun and Moon on the Earth's oceans, the tide is greatest when the Moon is new or full. At lunar perigee the tidal force is even stronger resulting in more extreme high and low tides, but even at its most powerful this force is still weak.
     At 2:45 am, looking up in the sky, I took pictures of how moon is closer to the earth. I was worried then if I could take a shot of it since I only have my Sony ericsson cybershot 3.5mega pixel cellphone..but..wow..its very clear, to think I;m not even on top of a roof. That night you could even see the clouds slowly moving underneath because of the shining moonlight affecting the sky. According to some reports, this same phenomenon occurs every 2 decades.




























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1 comment:

  1. Hi! Yup, Nice Shot! :-) Thanks for sharing...I missed this! ...Following you now! :-)

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