March 19 Supermoon Fears

March 19 Supermoon Fears

Some astrologers fear apocalyptic situations, because on March 19 the moon will be at its closest point to Earth in 18 years, an event that is known as a “lunar perigee”. Or “SuperMoon”, as one astrologer called it.

On Saturday March 19, the moon will swing around Earth more closely than it has in the past 18 years, lighting up the night sky from just 221,567 miles (356,577 kilometers) away. Some people expect huge storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters, in short, a little apocalypse.

Some astrologers blame the moon for the great earthquake in Japan and warn of the end of time.

Ebb and flow of the ocean tides will be higher around the time of the event. The New England hurricane in 1938 and the Hunter Valley floods of 1955. Both happened during lunar perigrees. Cyclone Tracy in 1974 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 also coincided with SuperMoons.

Most natural disasters have nothing to do with the moon at all. The Earth has a lot of pent up energy, and it releases it anytime the buildup gets too great.

The supermoon probably won’t push it past the tipping point, but we’ll know for sure, one way or the other, by March 23.

Photo By NASA Goddard Photo and Video

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