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Flybyknight 03-11-2011 07:10 PM

March 19th
 
March 19th will find the Moon closest to the Earth that it has been for the past 18 years, only this time it will be a full moon.
This is going to be interesting.

Dick

lapworth 03-11-2011 07:16 PM

If it's not cloudy I might get to wear my sunglasses at night.

dnf777 03-11-2011 08:05 PM

I hear if you drink too much beer, and don't pee frequently enough, you will actually levitate on that day.

White Sands, NM would be the place to see that moon!

Faster 03-11-2011 08:44 PM

Cool! thanks for the heads up!

jrd22 03-12-2011 10:51 AM

Thanks, hope we get a break in the clouds that night. I checked the tide tables and strangely there don't seem to be any unusually high or low tides around that time here.

lapworth 03-12-2011 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrd22 (Post 708106)
Thanks, hope we get a break in the clouds that night. I checked the tide tables and strangely there don't seem to be any unusually high or low tides around that time here.

Not sure if I understand tides the best but when you have a full moon the sun is on the other side of the earth so your tides will not be as high as when the moon and sun are on the same side.

micheck 03-12-2011 03:11 PM

Just watch for earthquakes - the folks who try to correlate earthquakes and full moons ... should have a field day

tip 03-12-2011 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by micheck (Post 708145)
Just watch for earthquakes - the folks who try to correlate earthquakes and full moons ... should have a field day

haha yeah, I already have seen multiple people saying the Japan earthquake was caused by the upcoming "supermoon".

jrd22 03-12-2011 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lapworth (Post 708141)
Not sure if I understand tides the best but when you have a full moon the sun is on the other side of the earth so your tides will not be as high as when the moon and sun are on the same side.

Generally our highest highs and lowest lows here in the PNW will correspond with the full and new moons.

Omatako 03-13-2011 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrd22 (Post 708160)
Generally our highest highs and lowest lows here in the PNW will correspond with the full and new moons.

I guess that's why they're called spring tides :rolleyes:


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