[FPSPACE] The moon's orbit around Earth is not a circle, but an eclipse ...

Jens Kieffer-Olsen dstdba at post4.tele.dk
Fri Mar 11 08:02:25 EST 2011


Fpspace's  David Harland seems to have had the misfortune to get his good name 

and clever comment associated with an overall  not-so-bright article in Daily
Mail

on the - presumably - exciting subject of supermoons:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1365225/Lunar-perigee-Is-Japanes
e-earthquake-latest-natural-disaster-caused-supermoon.html

 

To quote from the article:

 

... U.S. astrologer Richard Nolle   [...]   said   [...]   'Supermoons have a
historical

association with strong storms, very high tides, extreme tides and also
earthquakes,'  

[...] 'Supermoons are like eclipses.'

 

[...]


The moon's orbit around Earth is not a circle, but an eclipse. At its closest
approach - 

the perigee - the moon appears brighter and larger in the sky. 



[...]


Dr David Harland, space historian and author, said: 'It's possible that the
moon may 

be a kilometre or two closer to Earth than normal at a perigee, but it's an
utterly 

insignificant event. '

 

--

Jens Kieffer-Olsen

Slagelse, Denmark




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