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Subject: Supermoon on Friday May 15th 2015

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 11:54 am

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.

The Moon's distance varies each month between approximately 357,000 kilometers (222,000 mi) and 406,000 km (252,000 mi) due to its elliptical orbit around the Earth (distances given are centre-to-centre).

According to NASA, a full moon at perigee is up to 14% larger (in area, or almost 7% larger diameter) and 30% brighter than one at its farthest point, or apogee.
From wiki:

"There has been speculation that natural disasters, such as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, are causally linked with the 1-2 week period surrounding a supermoon. No evidence has been found of any correlation between supermoons with major earthquakes."

There has been the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Are you a believer that the closeness of the moon and natural disasters are connected?

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