Saturday, June 22, 2013

Super Moon

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

Loveys Sasha


Tweedles -- that's me said...

I will be howling with you for sure Sashy, and I will be listening for Remmingtons howl too

GOOSE said...

Oh you know I will be howling Sweet Sasha. I can not look at a full moon without thinking of Remington. I bet he is smilin' as big as the moon at your post today.

rottrover said...

We always think of Remmington during a full moon. We'll howl along for sure...

Bart, Ruby and Otto

SquirrelQueen said...

We have already seen some of the hype over the supermoon.
We can't help but think of Remington every full moon. We always listen for his howl.

Kitty Kisses,
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We couldn't tell much difference in the moon last time there was a Supermoon.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Unknown said...

Wow Sasha we will be there and we will howl a big howl for our pal Remington. He is always remembered when there is a new moon. In our thoughts always sweet boy.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

We heard about the Supermoon and we immediately thought of our friend Remmington. We cannot wait to see it and we know he is behind this one.

Millie and Walter said...

As the moon has been getting bigger and brighter we have been thinking of Remington. Thanks for carrying on his tradition and letting us know about this moon. A great tribute to a much loved and missed boy.

Millie & Walter

Lovable Lily said...

Wow, those are some interesting 'facts' about the Super Moon Sasha.

You can bet that we'll be listening very closely for Remington. And.... when we hear him, we will howl right back at him. We will also keep you and his Mom and Dad in our thoughts tonight. We know how very hard it is to miss someone you love so much.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It was so BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL Last night that Ernie and I went out and PRACTICED Howl-O'ing to our buddy REMINGTON even though it was a bit premature.
It did look extra big to us.. we thought that the moon did in honor of our dear furend.

Scooter said...

Hey Sasha!
Wow, what a fun post and I totally love everything about our moon! That's a cool bunch of info and I didn't know that. I'll be watching and joining you in that howl with Remington. I miss the RRC.
BTW: Thanks for pawticipating in my event today!
Grr and a Wet Woof,
Sarge, Water Mania Host

Sketching with Dogs said...

Wow, we can't wait to see the super moon Sasha. We can never look at the moon without thinking about Remington.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are going to be watching for that moon tonight and howling along. We know Remington will be joining everyone too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ruby said...

OMD! That was such a lovely postie Sasha!! I will give a HUGE AireHowl at the moons tonight just for you and Remington!
{{{hugs}}}} my Sweet Pal!
Ruby ♥

Duke said...

We will be checking out the super moon for sure, Sasha, and we'll be listening for angel Remington's howl!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

We always think of Remington when we see the moon
Benny & Lily

GizmoGeodog said...

Momz read about the Supermoon earlier today and when she told me about it I thought first of Remington and you...I will make sure we're out tomorrow morning howling along with you

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello sasha its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is kwite a moon!!! i hope it duz not roll over and skwash that poor sitty!!! ok bye

tubby3pug said...

Ive never heard of the super moon, I hope we can see it inthe big city it sounds so cool

urban hounds