Sunday, May 6, 2012


  • And only 25 minutes later the moon will also arrive at perigee, its closest approach to Earth — a distance of 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) away.  The effect of this coincidence is a stunning skywatching sight called the supermoon.
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  • May 2, 2012: The full Moon has a reputation for trouble. It raises high tides, it makes dogs howl, it wakes you up in the middle of the night with beams of moonlight stealing through drapes.
  • (NASA)
  • The perigee in Lower Franconia, Germany taken on 4 May 2012 at 22:15 (UTC + 1:00). It was raining all day in Hassberge, Germany.
  • (CNN)
  • The phenomenon, known as a perigee full moon, means the Moon appears up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is furthest from the planet. The optimum effect was seen - cloud permitting - at 04:30 BST (03:30 GMT). Ben Ando reports.
  • (BBC News)
  • The moon at perigee slowly became visible through the pink haze of a warm Spring evening. The moon officially rose last night at 8:05 p.m. Central Time, though I didnt catch a glimpse of it until about 8:15 when it was already well above the treeline.
  • (Pegasus News)
  • Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Adminisration (Pagasa) Mactan's weather analyst Kelly Torregosa told Cebu Daily News that the only effect the perigee full moon was the high sea level rise.
  • (Global Nation)
  • The moon is making its closest approach (called a perigee), to the earth of the year, and as it is coinciding with this months full moon appears brighter and 14 percent larger.
  • (New Zealand Herald)
  • The full super Moon, scientifically known as a perigee moon, rises over Los Angeles, California May 5, 2012.
  • (Boing Boing (blog))
  • FILIPINOS got a glimpse of the so-called "super moon" yesterday evening. However, PAGASA weather specialist Renato de Leon said the country failed to see the moon's perigee or its closest approach to Earth since it happen at around noontime.
  • (Malaya - Online Edition)

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