Saturday, May 5, 2012

Supermoon

  • The moon will look bigger and brighter Saturday night. The supermoon tonight will be the brightest and biggest of 2012. Mays full moon will be closest to the earth at around 11:35pm Saturday night.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • NEW YORK (AP) – The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual. But dont expect any must have been a full moon spike in crime or crazy behavior.
  • (USA Today)
  • According to NASAs calculations, tonight is when the moon will hit your eye like a big pizza pie, to paraphrase Dean Martin. Its supermoon time. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is letting its enthusiasm show in a new video on the subject.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • Supermoon Saturday has arrived -- now get ready to look up for some super skywatching. The full moon at 11:34 p.m.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A full moon in the sky has a reputation for trouble, if thats true than Saturday night could make for an interesting evening.
  • (NBC Chicago)
  • 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)
  • The biggest full moon of the year, a so-called supermoon, will take center stage when it rises this weekend, and may interfere with the peak of an annual meteor shower created by the leftovers from Halleys comet.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • manager for Tampas Museum of Science and Industry, that people are afraid of the natural orbit of the moon. The reality is much more tame: Tonights moon will be a little brighter and a little larger than normal.
  • (St. Petersburg Times)
  • The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual. But dont expect any must-have-been-a-full-moon spike in crime or crazy behavior. Thats just folklore.
  • (FOX News)
  • Let's start with the Supermoon. Recall a Supermoon occurs when the moon is both making its closet approach to Earth and turning full. It happens about once a year.
  • (Washington Post)

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