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    Default Supermoon On March 19 'may cause disaster on Earth

    LONDON: The world could be in for a bumpy ride next week when the moon will make its closest approach to Earth in almost 20 years, say experts.

    According to them, the astronomical event -- "extreme supermoon" -- may trigger earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other disasters.

    An "extreme supermoon" occurs when the Earth's natural satellite reaches its absolute closest point. On March 19, the moon will be only 221,556 miles away - the first extreme super-moon in nearly 20 years.

    Previous supermoons - or "lunar perigees" – happened in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005.

    Each year had extreme weather events.

    However, TV weatherman John Kettley was quoted by the media as saying, "A moon can't cause a geological event like an earthquake, but it will cause a difference to the tide. If that combines with certain weather conditions, then that could cause a few problems for coastal areas."

    Keywords: weather, supermoon, earth, disaster, extreme supermoon,weather events, earthquakes
    Last edited by minisoji; 03-19-2011 at 09:27 AM.

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    Sky-watchers get ready to witness Super Moon

    The Regional Science Centre and Planetarium at Kozhikode has made elaborate arrangements for sky-watchers to enjoy the ‘Super Moon’ phenomenon that will take place on March 19.

    The planetarium has arranged to view the celestial event through telescopes and digital cameras, at the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium at Kozhikode.

    The education officer of the planetarium, Mr K.M. Sunil, said it will organise special programmes on Saturday on the occasion.

    “The visitors who arrive here will be given a detailed classes and demonstrations on the Super Moon effect,” he said. “We will arrange everything here to view the full moon at 7 pm.”

    The planetarium said that special facilities will be made for children to enjoy the celestial phenomenon.It assured that the elders can also watch the event through telescopes.

    “If no clouds get in the way, it should be a great night for stargazers,” he said. “The best time to view the moon will be at sunset, when it will be closest to the horizon.”

    Meanwhile the University of Kerala has also arranged facilities for the public to view the Super Moon at its observatory in Thiruvananthapuram.

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    i never ever seen the moon like this distance.

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