Look Out For The Super Moon June 22 and 23, 2013

A photo of a Super moon.

A Super Moon

Don’t miss the biggest, brightest Moon of 2013. On June 22 and 23, the Moon will be closer to the Earth than at any other time during the year. This upcoming Super Moon will be the closest encounter between the Earth and the Moon until August 2014.

Super Moons

This June 2013 Super Moon will occur when the Moon reaches its closest distance to the Earth at exactly 7:32 am EST (4:32 am PST) on June 23, but because it will be peaking in the early morning hours, on both June 22 and June 23 you will be able to see a larger and brighter than normal Super Moon – about 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon.

Super Moons are the result of the Moon’s orbit reaching perigee, which is the closest point that it gets to the Earth during its orbit. During perigee on June 22-23, the Moon will be about 221,824 miles from Earth, as compared to the 252,581 miles away at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee). The Moon will actually be at apogee two weeks after the Super Moon, on July 7.

High Tides And Earthquakes

Super Moons create stronger tides that are a few inches higher than Full Moon tides. If powerful storm systems are occurring during these two days, significant flooding is a possibility. Because the Moon influences both oceanic and crustal tides, it is also a possibility that this Super Moon could increase earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. At the very least, keep your feet on the ground and your eyes to the sky. Don’t miss this incredible Moon event.

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About Janet

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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