[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

on the - presumably - exciting subject of supermoons:




To quote from the article:


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

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

[...] '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

insignificant event. '



Jens Kieffer-Olsen

Slagelse, Denmark

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