Of super moons, tidal and lunar myths
On the evening of 23 June The moon is only 356,991 km from Earth, is also a full moon. Therefore, the science speaks of a Super Moon.
Finally – yes it has also lasted long enough time for the astronomical summer solstice on 21 June at 7.04 clock ended a week-long cold and wet season. The moon, which you could not see for a long time because of the clouds seen in the sky again. And not only that: Just two days after the beginning of summer, we also have a full moon – and the moon is currently the world as close as long gone. That both – the perigee and full moon – fall on a day is relatively rare and occurs only once in 59 weeks. Then speak of a “Super Moon”.
The moon wobbles – sometimes so he is closer to us
The moon orbits the earth in 27 days, 7 sins and 43 minutes. Unlike many people believe, but the moon’s orbit is not circular, but forms an ellipse. Popular terms: The moon wobbles a bit around the Earth. This has the consequence that it is up to you to approach 357,000 km and can remove up to 406,000 kilometers from her. The mean distance of the Moon is 384,400 kilometers. While we can only see the front of the moon, but the eggs ensures that the visible area on the right and left edges a little back and ago wobbles- astronomers speak of the “libation” of the moon. Therefore, we can see from Earth, about 59 percent of the lunar surface. However, the actual back side was accessible only through satellite.
The Super Moon is seven percent larger and 15 percent brighter than average
With a super moon, the moon seen from Earth up to seven percent appear bigger and brighter than the average up to15 percent and even up to 14 percent and 30 percent brighter than when it is in perigee. In addition, the attraction is on the ground then up to 18 percent greater than the average. Since this attraction is responsible for the tides, the tide falls today slightly larger than normal, it may cause a flash flood.
Most lunar myths are refuted – and yet ineradicable
Because of the change of phase of the moon and the tides, the moon, the people have always cast a spell. Probably the oldest representation of the moon we see the sky disc of Nebra, which was probably made 3700-4100 years ago. Since there should not be surprised if the moon affects our lives more or less. So to be committed about the full moon more crime, it should happen more traffic accidents, more people commit suicide and more children are being born than at other times. Wood that is beaten during the waning moon just before new moon is said to be of better quality and less susceptible to pests. Particularly in esoteric and feminist circles such lunar myths are widespread – but by modern science, most of these myths are refuted.