Despite many rumors and predictions super moon 212 or full moon was no prelude to super disaster. Watch the VIDEO
Supermoon has come and gone and there is neither flooding, earthquake or any other disaster anywhere from where the moon passed. For at least several weeks, there was a buildup of rumors and there were many people claiming that the end of the world was close and the super moon was a prelude to super disaster.
But thankfully so far these people have been beaten badly at their game. People from North America to Europe and Asia besides many other parts of the world watched the super moon in awe and saw the natural beauty of it in fullest.
There were many people, who were afraid to venture out, lest the warnings turned out to be true. But the ones who came out enjoyed the beauty. Mythologies in many ancient civilizations have warned of consequences if super moon is seen by naked eyes.
But there were millions of other people who easily laughed at such prophecies and went out to enjoy the evening. A reader says, “The evening was perfect– the breeze was soft and warm. We first saw the halo of the moon over the trees, and it got brighter and brighter with every minute. My husband called us to come and see it – magnificent”.
Many people were taken off guard when saw a moon that was looking unusually big. A reader says, “It’s kind of a surprise … I was just outside about an hour ago and happened to catch a glimpse of the moon while driving down a road …And when I saw it, I literally thought “Gee, that moon looks really big” but I thought it was just an illusion. I had no idea it was a Super Moon. Then when I get home and find out on the web that it was actually larger and a very unusual event … well, now at least I can take comfort in knowing I am not imagining things … yet”. A number of people clicked the photos of the super moon and we will be publishing them in the next few hours.
Richard Nolle who is known to have invented the term super moon says that though the term may be new, but astrologers were aware of this phenomenon even hundreds of centuries ago too. “Lunar perigee-syzygy was first brought to my attention in 1978, when I read Fergus Wood’s Strategic Role of Perigean Spring Tides. Wood’s treatise concentrates on the tide-raising power of perigee-syzygy, but upon reading it and digging into a bit of history, I quickly became convinced that this is a phenomenon of far more than tidal significance. And I also discovered that ancient astrologers and astronomers were not totally oblivious to the phenomenon. In the 2nd Century BCE, Hipparchus had noticed that the Moon appears larger at certain times of the lunar month, and reasoned that this was due to Luna being closer to Earth at such times – perigee, of course” says Richard Nolle. But it was thins year when it became such talked about topic for even general public.