Saturday, May 5, 2012

Moon

  • (CNN)-- A lunar light show circled the globe Saturday, rewarding many moongazers with bright, crisp detail of the full moons craters and basins. Called a perigee moon by scientists, the annual phenomenon occurs once a year.
  • (CNN)
  • Super Moon. No. It's not the newest masked hero in a Marvel Comic Book. It's an actual event that happens Saturday night. And everyone should be able to see it. The moon revolves around the Earth in a slightly elliptical orbit.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • UPDATE: For the latest on Saturdays supermoon and meteor shower, read our latest story here: Supermoon Tonight! Tips to See Years Biggest Full Moon, Meteor Shower On Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT, the moon will officially turn full.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A super Moon will light up Saturdays night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halleys Comet, the U.S. space agency NASA said.
  • (Reuters)
  • If the full moon looks a bit bigger and brighter in tonights sky, youre not seeing things: Its just the supermoon — the biggest moon of 2012. And theres a meteor shower from Halleys comet peaking tonight, too, adding to the sky show.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • WASHINGTON -- A super Moon will light up Saturdays night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halleys Comet, NASA said.
  • (NewsMax.com)
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. and DENVER, Colo.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • "At 8:35 p.m. PST on Saturday, the full moon will be the largest all year. This is because the moon is at its perigee meaning its closer to the earth than any other time in its regular orbit.
  • (Examiner)
  • NEW YORK, N.Y. - The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbour passes closer to Earth than usual. But dont expect any must-have-been-a-full-moon spike in crime or crazy behaviour. Thats just folklore.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Finding the "supermoon" in Central New York wasn't very easy early tonight, with clouds blocking the view in many areas. But those who could see it here or elsewhere were in for a treat, especially just at the moon rose from the horizon.
  • (Syracuse Post-Standard)

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