‘Supermoon’ will occur on Saturday night all over the World; no need of fear about Natural Disasters due to ‘Supermoon’
The event occurs once in every 18 years The “Super Moon” is going to happen all over the world on Saturday night, there has been so many speculations and opinions about the “Supermoon” phenomenon. This happens when the Earth’s natural Satellite is only mere 356,575 kilometers out in orbit, the moon is seen its closest position to earth and its known as “maximal perigee”.
When it occurs moon may appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than lesser full moons (when the moon is at its farthest from Earth), weather permitting. Yet to the casual observer, it may be hard to tell the difference.
As i mentioned earlier there has been so many speculations and opinion about Supermoon, some even have opinion that the supermoon may cause natural disasters like Earth Quakes, but according to Discovery News Research geophysicist Malcom Johnston with the USGS says that blaming such events on the moon’s orbit is not a new idea. the idea of blaming natural disasters on the phases of moon goes back to Greeks. It has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years,”
At the same time, geologist Bill Burton with the US Geological Survey says that this is unlikely, These ideas, Burton adds, are largely unfounded. He noted, however, that a higher tide does have a very slight effect on tectonic activity.”Obviously the oceans are affected by the moon; whether it causes earthquakes is under debate,” Burton said. “Some minor, very shallow quakes might take place during full tide and perigee.”
Anyway, it’s very rare to see such a big moon with our naked eye, never miss this opportunity to see this Phenomenon “maximal perigee” or “Supermoon”.