Category Archive: Supermoon

Jun 30 2012

Enjoy your extra looong Saturday


Courtesy of our moon, you get an extra long Saturday this weekend: one second longer. It’s because of the earth-moon interaction, the moon tugs on the earth’s tidal bulge, earth returns the favor by accelerating the moon slightly and pushing it further away. So every now and then we have to add in an extra …

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May 06 2012

Spring super moon photos from all over


Alas, the weather did not cooperate here in Central Texas for viewing the super moon. But we did get some badly needed rain. There were clear skies in other parts of the world though, and many photos have been posted. I’ll be adding a few below the fold throughout the morning.

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