Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Get ready for .... Super Moon!

As if we didn't already have enough to worry about, with skyrocketing gasoline prices, high unemployment rates, and Charlie Sheen having his own Internet show.

Now we've got to worry about Super Moon, and all the natural disasters it will bring.

I'm joking, but some people aren't laughing about March 19, the date when the moon will have its closest approach to our humble planet in 18 years. On that day, the moon will be a mere 221,567 miles away. And it will reach its full cycle.

Some people believe proximity of the moon will unleash disasters on the earth -- sort of a 2012 preview.

Astrologer Richard Nolle has coined the term Super Moon for any time when a full moon or new moon takes place when the moon is 90 percent or more of its closest approach to earth. In other words, if the moon is within about 250,000 miles and is either full or new, it's called a Super Moon.

Apparently, some astronomers have adopted the term.

Followers of the theory blame the Indonesian earthquake and resulting gigantic tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004, on a Super Moon. One minor problem ... Super Moon didn't happen until two weeks later. But I guess that's close enough.

And a Super Moon took place Dec. 25, 1974, when Cyclone Tracy slammed into the northwest coast of Australia and heavily damaged the city of Darwin (a city made famous in the latter part of the movie "Australia").

Most scientists say any fears are ridiculous. The relative nearness of the moon will mean high tides are a bit higher and low tides a bit lower, but they expect no other impact.

Like I said ... if you want to worry about it, knock yourself out. I've got other things on my mind.

Then again, if all sorts of craziness takes place -- earthquakes, cyclones, tidal waves, Charlie Sheen behaving himself -- you've been forewarned.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Charlie Sheen...winning!!! haha Off to read the the hilarious www.thecharlottejohn.com blog

Anonymous said...

"Some people believe proximity of the moon will unleash disasters on the earth"

Yes, absolutely. The End Times are approaching. Those Mayans were definitely on to something, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Fact: disasters happen EVERY day somewhere on earth. It's easy to tie them to other naturally occurring events like this when we want to and then "blame" something or someone ("sinners") for it. It's as old as mankind itself, and just as tiring.

There's a group right now saying the end of the world will be May 21, 2011. Yet another in a long line of doomsayers who will be WRONG again.

Anonymous said...

Loved this article! I needed a good laugh. I hope its not a cloudy night on the 19th!

Larry said...

The finest words ever written.

First the ones where we are but players on the stage and then these.

Forget your troubles
Come on get happy
You better chase all you cares away
Shout halleuja
Come on get happy
Get ready for the judgement day

The sun is shining
Come on get happy
The lord is waiting to take your hand
Shout halleuja
Come on get happy
We're going to the promised land

We're heading across the river
Wash your sins away in the tide
It's all so peaceful on the other side

Forget your troubles
Come on get happy
You better chase all you cares away
Shout halleuja
Come on get happy
Get ready for the judgement day

Forget your troubles
Come on get happy
You better chase all you cares away
Halleuja
Come on get happy
For the judgement day

The sun is shining
Come on get happy
The lord is waiting to take your hand
Shout halleuja
Come on get happy
We're going to the promised land

We're heading across the river
Wash your sins away in the tide
It's quiet and peaceful on the other side

Forget your troubles
Get happy
Your cares fly away
Shout halleuja
Get happy
Get ready your judgement day

Come on get happy
Chase your cares away
Shout halleuja
Come on get happy
Get ready for the judgement day

The sun is shining
Come on get happy
The lord is waiting to take your hand
Halleuja
Come on get happy
We're going to the promised land

We're heading across the river
Wash your sins away in the tide
It's all so peaceful on the other side

Shout halleuja
Come on get happy
You better chase all your cares away
Shout halleuja
Come on get happy
Get ready

Get ready-acap

So come on folks just have fun it is all about the ride and not the destination. That is unless you wanted it to be all your life.

Anonymous said...

I just gave my neighbor a super moon from my window... and now I'm expecting something catastrophic tomorrow.

Debra said...

Jeff, lets hope the high tides doesnt harm the Hawaiian islands, since i will be arriving there on March 22nd. Changes are happening for sure.. keep your eyes wide open and look to the heavens.... be prepared today, every day to meet our Redeemer. thanks for the info on this Super Moon....!

Anonymous said...

nice blog..
girls r like oxygen, if u breath in, u survive
Boys r like carbondioxide if u dont exhale, u die.. need comments on this ;-)

Gerald said...

Great article, I do hope the super moon gives me also some super beer :) Sharlie Sheen classic!

amdn said...

And on March 11, 2011 there was an undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan, the most powerful known earthquake/tsunami ever to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since 1900 when record keeping started. Just saying.