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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.

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If it's not cloudy I might get to wear my sunglasses at night.
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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!
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Cool! thanks for the heads up!
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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.
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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.
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Just watch for earthquakes - the folks who try to correlate earthquakes and full moons ... should have a field day
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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".
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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.
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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
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