The Guff on Supermoons

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Hey everyone. This is reblogged from my @AvaSykes.com Diary. I wanted to post it here, in case you hadn’t seen.

Thoughts on Supermoons

… Here’s the guff.

Hang on. I should say, here’s my guff. I don’t expect everyone to agree.

There are people who swear by ‘supermoons’, saying the moon is larger at these times, and yeah, it looks larger, by about 14%. But heads up. It hasn’t really changed size.

The appearance changes because the moon has cycles of perigee — when it’s closer to earth. (if you can call 357,000 km close).  The perigee happens 2-3 times every 14 months.

Social Media gets all excited about it, claiming there is stronger astro effect raining moonbeams down on our heads. Like, get out the garlic and the holy water or something.

Me? I don’t give ‘supermoons’ a thought, basically because it’s the New or Full Moon that matters astrologically (the lunations as we call them), not the proximity of the moon to earth via the ecliptic. I guess you could argue that because it looks bigger, it does more, but then there’s Pluto, you know? 4.28 billion km from New LA.  Not super close … but super powerful. A Pluto transit trumps a lunar one, super or otherwise, by about a million …

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