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Watch Out for the Super Blue Blood Moon!

On Wednesday, much of the world will be able to watch a blue moon, a supermoon and a blood moon, all at once. A blue moon is a term for a second full moon in a given month. There was … Continue reading

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The Supermoon and King Tide — Big Deal or Not?

The media has been full of stories about tonight’s “supermoon,” which is the largest in 68 years. Supermoon is the popular term for what astronomers call a moon perigee–syzygy. This means that the moon is at its closest point to … Continue reading

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Happy First Day of Spring — Equinox, Eclipse, Supermoon & Snowstorm

Happy first day of Spring! The arrival of the vernal equinox happens to coincide with a solar eclipse, as well as with a “supermoon,” and here on the west bank of the Hudson River, a snowstorm designated “Winter Storm Ultima.” … Continue reading

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Happy New Year — New Moons & Super Moons!

Happy New Year! The New Year 2014 begins with both a new moon and a supermoon. The month also ends with a both a new moon and and a supermoon on the 30th. A supermoon is the term applied when … Continue reading

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Watch out for the Super Supermoon!

This evening, watch out for the supermoon; well actually, a super supermoon, which on the East Coast of the United States should be rising in the East around sunset.  As reported by USA today: A supermoon occurs when the moon … Continue reading

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Update: Supermoon & the Blame Game

We recently posted “Beware the Supermoon! Wonder What They Will Blame on it This Time?”   We noted that previous perigean full moons, when the moon is closest in its orbit to the earth, have been blamed for ship groundings and … Continue reading

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Beware the Supermoon! Wonder What They Will Blame on it This Time?

This Saturday, we will witness a perigee full moon, often called by the press, a “supermoon.”   The full moon at its perigee, or closest approach to earth, will appear 16% bigger and will exert 42% more tidal force than a more typical full moon.  Usually … Continue reading

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