Right now you’re sitting around thinking, Yeah. I’m into moons. I’ve seen moons in every state. No moon’s gonna scare me.
Oh, you silly silly sucker. You think you’ve seen it all. But, have you ever seen a frickin’ super moon?! You think you can handle that?!?!
Turns out, tomorrow night you’re gonna get the chance to see what astrologer Richard Nolle dubbed a “super moon” in the 1970s, a moon that’s way closer and thus brighter than all the moons you’ve ever seen combined. (Not really). Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Lauren Likkel, gives us the scientific mumbo-jumbo:
“The moon is going to be like 16% bigger in the sky, and it will be 10% brighter, so it will be technically bigger and brighter.”
Whoa! Slow down, science master. That’s crazy talk!
On the real tip, this will be the brightest moon in almost twenty years, and if you miss this lil’ monster, you’re gonna have to wait until 2029 (seventeen years post– the apocalypse) to see it again.
This super moon picked a great time to arrive, right on the heels of an 8.9 mag. earthquake that, in addition to causing unprecedented suffering to many Japanese, may actually destroy the world by exploding nuclear power plants. Naturally, people are freaking out wondering if this new and improved “bigger and brighter” moon could cause yet another series of catastrophic events.
Nolles himself gives the rosiest of pictures:
“Of course you can expect the usual: a surge in extreme tides along the coasts, a rash of moderate-to-severe seismic activity (including magnitude 5+ earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions), and most especially in this case a dramatic spike in powerful storms with heavy precipitation, damaging winds and extreme electrical activity,” explains Nolle. “Floods are a big part of the picture in this case, although some of these will be dry electrical storms that spark fast-spreading wildfires.”
Unfortunately, however, professor Likkel seems to disagree, thus killing our collective buzzes by saying that these crazy full moon stats won’t be enough to really see a difference between the super moon and the usual full moon.
Sooo…I should not worry?