Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013

2013 Supermoon and natural disasters: Are Doomsayers right?

Supermoon falls on June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC. Supermoon time is 6:32 a.m. CDT in the U.S. At this time, the moon will be just 221,824 miles away from Earth.

Astronomers calls this this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon.

The moon will not be so close again until August 10, 2014.

Information about Supermoon
The word Supermoon was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle. A Supermoon is formed when a full moon or a new moon lines up with the earth and sun at a specific point in its orbit. At this time, the moon is visible from the earth with its full brightness and size. So it is called Supermoon.

Below is 2013 Supermoon Infographic prepared by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post has asked the people to tweet Supermoon photos with hashtag #HPsupermoon.


Supermoon and natural disasters
If we look earlier history, Doomsayers have linked many worldwide natural disasters with the supermoons of the nearby dates. But the question is, Will June 2013 Supermoon cause any natural disaster? OR is there any relationship between Supermoon and natural disasters? The straight answer is NO. As there is no any scientific evidence to confirm this. The supermoon will not be responsible for natural disasters.
If we take the examples of both 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. In both cases, the Moon was actually farther than the Earth average.
The only supermoon impact will be on Ocean. Due to the closest distance of Earth to the moon, there will be highest gravitational pull on Earth. This may cause high tides. These tides may cause coastal flooding. It is not new, as tides can form any time. It will even occur on June 22-23, 2013 but it's usual not a sign of doom! Note that higher and lower tides are expected even this weekend due to the Supermoon but it's usual.
In earlier days, there were no technologies for measuring various natural disasters and people related Supermoon and natural disasters and said it would cause big natural calamities including floods, Tsunamis, earthquakes, cycles and more.

Natural disasters have occurred before and during Supermoons, but that's just a coincidence.

Anyway, Don't miss the chance of watching the 2013 Supermoon. June Supermoon this time will appear 12% to 14% larger than it will next month.
Below is a NASA video about Supermoon. Watch the video to find information about Supermoon, time to watch Super moon and others.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 22, 2013