Mega-“Supermoon” Today

(★.★,★,★:★★)  May 5, 2012, 5:55 am (that’s when my alarm goes off.  And I like all the fives today :) {2012, as in 2+1+2, even!} hehe ) – FULL MOON (tonight)

–> Here’s what NASA has to say about it:  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/02may_supermoon/

–> Very large perigee full moon today: 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than when it is on the far side of its orbit:

example from last year’s perigee full moon in March 2011. This year’s is even better.

This Saturday [May 5, 2012 – MDT] evening, take a look at the night sky and you might see something special. The moon will make its largest, most stunning appearance of the year—an event known to scientists as “the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system” and to the popular skywatching public simply as the “supermo…”   Read more about it @ The Biggest Supermoon in Years is Coming Saturday Night «  (zen-haven.dk)

Last year’s March 11, 2011 Tohoku mega-earthquake happened a week before 2011’s perigee full moon, but that was most likely coincidence.  No correlation between moon phases and earthquakes has been discovered yet.  Last year, ‘experts’ on Discovery News, March 19, 2011, declared “no link”:  http://news.discovery.com/earth/super-moon-earthquake-no-link-110318.html.  But they did acknowledge the effects of heightened tidal pressure during full moons and that that may increase minor quake activity.

“How do you keep yourself together under intense pressure? There’s a fair question, given the sky this week. Despite the sexually carefree traditions of Beltane (the ancient Pagan holiday honoring the fertile Earth with lots of sex and fire), there are practical questions of integrity at hand.

Section of chart showing selected points for the Scorpio Full Moon with the Sun (yellow circle) in Taurus. Note the opposition of Mercury (geen glyph in Aries) and Saturn (in Libra), with Vesta (purple chevron) nearby in Taurus.

We’re now in the last days before the Scorpio Full Moon, and Full Moons are notorious for amping up emotions and keeping us up at night. Mars in Virgo is square two points (the lunar nodes), representing a choice between wanting to stick with what we know and wanting to move forward consciously. …”

[continue reading at Planet Waves: http://planetwaves.net/pagetwo/astro-daily/a-container-for-the-full-moon-or-what-do-i-do-with-all-this-pressure/ ]

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