Saturday, May 5, 2012

Supermoon 2012

  • But dont expect any must have been a full moon spike in crime or crazy behavior. Thats just folklore. Saturdays event is a supermoon, the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.
  • (USA Today)
  • The moon will appear 14 percent larger than other full moons of 2012. The swollen orb rising in the east at sunset will seem super indeed. This doesnt sound like a supermoon — it sounds like a super-duper moon.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • The biggest full moon of 2012 — dubbed a supermoon by some — will light up the evening sky Saturday. Anyone with clear skies and a view to the East should get a good view of the seemingly large full moon as it rises.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Known technically as a perigee moon, the super moon will appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter than the other full moons of 2012. The phenomenon happens about once a year.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Finding the "supermoon" in Central New York wasn't very easy The moon appears 14 percent larger tonight than other full moons of 2012.
  • (Syracuse Post-Standard)
  • But dont expect any must-have-been-a-full-moon spike in crime or crazy behavior. Thats just folklore. Saturdays event is a supermoon, the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. At 11:34 p.m.
  • (FOX News)
  • The confluence of a "supermoon," the midpoint of spring, a meteor rain, and celebration of Cinco de Mayo will likely make Saturday night memorable for many Americans, especially star-gazers, revelers, and romantics.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • If the full moon looks a bit bigger and brighter in tonight's sky, you're not seeing things: It's just the "supermoon" — the biggest moon of 2012.
  • (Mashable.com)
  • The full moon seen in May has been given many names by the world's cultures. The Chinese called it the dragon moon; the Choctaws called it the panther moon; the Cherokee called it the planting moon; the Celts called it the bright moon.
  • (News-Press)
  • This weekend,  two celebrations are underway-- Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, both on Saturday, May 5.
  • (Examiner)

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