Supermoon!

The Supermoon in the South of France…A photo taken a few minutes ago on the old bridge (pont vieux) in St Thibery, South of France.

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Supermoon facts…A “supermoon” is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, or perigee, leading to the technical name for a supermoon of the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. Today, the moon will be up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the other full moons of 2012, according to NASA.

Effect on tides facts…The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. However, the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing!

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