BY | June 25, 2013

Super Moon June 2013 pictures are still going viral (video). It was an opportunity for most of the people across the world to be able to watch this once a year phenomenon. From Australia to the United States and everywhere else there was a sort of enthusiasm among people of all ages to see the huge sized moon that is visible in such a big form just once a year. Though there are many people who suggest that the Supermoon that was seen last year came after a gap of almost 18 years, but apparently there is no truth in it and the super moon always comes calling. Last year it was in May and the next year it may be around the same time.

This year there was unprecedented enthusiasm among people across the world. Many say they had already decided to watch the super moon weeks in advance and some said that thry had assembled a group of friends to go to a certain place.

PPicture Courtesy: IBTimes.com

In the meantime everyone seems to be talking about it. Supermoon has come and gone. But the excited viewers are still talking about the unusually big moon that it was and how fascinating it looked. For them the occasion doesn’t come very often and the sky is not always really as clear as it was this time on the occasions of super moon.

Though super moon have been visible every year, but it during just last two years that it has has become a talking point. Earlier there was lack of awareness about the exact movement of moon too and small changes in its locations. But after NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s launch some three years ago, things have become very clear to astronomers too. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the moon for the last three years sending minute by minute data of its movements and other topographic map of its surface. Whenever super moon comes, there is a surge in speculations about its possible impacts on the planet earth. There is always a scary surge in natural disasters around the globe. And to be true this was not just limited to the super moon this past week, but the same had happened last year too.

During this year’s super moon, scientists say that the moon came at the closest point with the earth on June 23. The occurrence termed by scientists as lunar perigee, that is called by non-scientists as a super moon, happens when a new or full moon comes 90 percent or more of its closest orbit to Earth. But there are many people who believe that the super moon brings misfortune to the world. One such writer has this to say, “We experienced extreme weather conditions under the last Super Moons in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005. Hurricane Katrina is one example which happened in 2005 under a Super Moon’s influence.  The moon has such a strong gravitational pull on the earth it can control the tides and under certain conditions causes extra strong tidal patters as in the Indonesian tsunami”. But we all know that it was not true. On March 11 last year when the super moon happened, there was no incident and day before yesterday’s super moon too didn’t cause any misfortune. But I am sure from the next year, this year’s passage of super moon without any incident will clear people’s minds about it.

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