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May 5 super moon is still being talked about by the fascinated people across the world. For many people it was just a beautiful moon overhead that good bigger due to its coming closer to earth, but for many others it was a recipe for disaster.
Though scientists agree that moon is capable of making some impact on earth, but it is limited to some moderate high tides near beaches and nothing more. Others who claim that the moon may impact the earth adversely claim that the moon is most dangerous when it becomes a super moon.
There are people who have been predicting disasters every time there is super moon. Richard Nolle who is credited to have used the term of super moon for the first time says, “Supermoons have a historical association with strong storms, very high tides, extreme tides and also earthquakes”. But in the last few years there was neither any earthquake nor extreme tides on the occasion of super moon.
Moon’s impact on earth is well known. Just like the orbits of planets around the sun, the moon’s path around the Earth is more elliptical than circular. So within each lunar cycle, there is a part of the orbit when it is closest to Earth and a part when it is farthest away (perigee and apogee, respectively). The tides normally change as the moon goes from perigee to apogee, and next week will be no different. A NASA official says, “You tend to have stronger tides near the full moon…These will be the strongest tides of the month, but they won’t be much different from last year. They’re not that unusual from other tides around the full moon.”