Sunday, June 23, 2013

Supermoon Myth

Supermoon Myth Mostly Motivated by Publicity

Sky & Telescope:
"Despite being closer than usual, supermoons are rather ordinary ... take place several times a year. But the media won’t hype that up — can you imagine headlines publicizing, 'Come out and see the Moon that's a little bigger than normal!' or 'Look out for this amazing event that happens several times a year!' — yeah, me neither." 
Supermoon Rise: Boulder, Co., Colo.

Crossing Night Sky

Setting Just Before Dawn
"And despite the fact that the supermoon isn't as extraordinary as some might have you think, any full Moon is still a spectacular sight to behold."

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