Presenting the one, the only, the famous SUPER MOON!!!
The Myth of the Supermoon
The perpetuation of the supermoon myth is mostly motivated by desire for publicity. But much of what we call the supermoon is just our eyes playing tricks on us.
Beware the continuing media hype about supermoons. The upcoming supermoon, technically occurring at 7:32 a.m. (EDT) this Sunday in North America, will no doubt have some in a tizzy, so here are the facts.
The term “supermoon” was first coined by astrologer Richard Nolle to describe the full or new Moon when it's less than 223,000 miles (359,000 km) from Earth. That’s about 6% closer than the average Earth-Moon distance, which is 239,000 miles.
Despite being closer than usual, supermoons are rather ordinary and, by Nolle’s definition, take place several times a year. But the media won’t hype that up — can you imagine headlines publicizing “Come out and see the Moon that's a little bigger than normal!” or “Look out for this amazing event that happens several times a year!” — yeah, me neither.
Over the next few days, you might hear startling statistics about size and brightness increases this weekend, but don’t be fooled. This supermoon will only be about 7% larger than the average full moon. Most sources advertise a 14% size increase because they're comparing it with the smallest full moon of the year.
Then what is there to look forward to? As always, a full Moon is a great opportunity for astrophotography — it’s so bright that you only need exposures of a fraction of a second, just like daylight photos. The supermoon technically happens at 7:32 a.m. (EDT) on Sunday morning, but the Moon will shine just about as full and bright at sunset on Saturday as it will at sunset on Sunday.
And despite the fact that the supermoon isn't as extraordinary as some might have you think, any full Moon is still a spectacular sight to behold.
My pals those are scientific facts, but I know why it is called "Super Moon"
My sweet Remington may have moved his research center, but I have a feeling the "Super" in the moon is all from my sweety to us. He is telling us, he is doing good and watching over us and shining bright.
Besides, he needs a bigger place to play football.
You will always be in my heart sweet Remington, you and no other.
He always told me he loved me to the moon and back.
Will you howl with me and if you listen closely, I think you will hear Remington.
Sleep well my pals under the Super Moon