June 23 Moon will increase in size




June 23 Moon will increase in size


Over the weekend, the inhabitants of our planet will be able to watch the amazing astronomical event – a super-moon. June 23 at 15:32 Moscow time (11:32 UTC) The moon will reach its perigee, the nearest point to Earth lunar orbit. The next such convergence will occur in August 2014.

On the day of the perigee moon will look bigger and brighter than usual. The satellite will approach Earth at a distance of 356,991 kilometers. Two weeks later, on July 7, the Moon itself apart from the earth at 406,490 miles, reaching its climax.

Mistakenly believed that the super-moon can cause natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Despite the various apocalyptic scenarios associated with a massive moon, NASA scientists still have not found a direct link between natural disasters on Earth and the convergence of the moon.


During the so-called superluniya the Sun, Earth and Moon are lined up in a row where our planet occupies a central position. The gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun acting on the Earth, causing the tides. This causes some people to spread groundless panic.

According to NASA, during super moon sea level changes by a few inches in either direction, which is normal for the full moon. The same thing will happen on June 23. So do not panic. Catastrophic threats are expected.

According to scientists, in the XXI century, catastrophic floods may become more frequent in the 10 times .
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