Monday, June 10, 2013

Coming Soon - Super Moon


A.K.A - perigee full moon

Recently I learned that June 23rd will mark the "Super Moon". Being an over-analyzer I immediately connected that the moon coordinates with certain things in nature, such as high and low tides and the waves in the ocean. So, with the prospect of this super moon, my question is - will this cause any weather or natural occurrences that would, or should be of concern? I'm not the only one with this question either. So, I started my Monday off with investigating the perigee full moonYahoo! Answers was informative, I learned that the super moon's cycle is approximately 18.3 years. But, if you want technical information (they do a great job of explaining everything) I would click this link, Earthsky.com super moon. This is where they give you the astrological term of perigee. Very educational, I would recommend this site especially if you want to learn more information. It would be an awesome resource for educational purposes in teachings and such as well. 
In dissecting the question, we had to learn about the super moon in order to discover the history of the super moon, and if there were any natural occurrences or weather related noteworthy news. I started with investigating the history of the last super moon that occurred January, 19th 1992. According to Dates In History:

  • January 19, 1992 "Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000"
  • January 19, 1992 Decree time is restored in Russia after its previous abolition in March 1991.
  • January 19, 1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
  • January 19, 1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • January 19, 1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ 
Nothing of weather related or super moon informative significance was evident within this site. I did read that New York was under a blanket of snow during this time though, but nothing out of the ordinary. The next year, there was a great flood in the Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. It could be speculated that due to the super moon in 1992 there was an increase in rain patterns, which contributed to the follow years flooding (according to Wikipedia.org, under causes). In further reading, the previous great flood happened in 1951 around the Kansas River.
Utilizing the Old Farmer's Almanac, I looked up the concordance of this area the year before; rain. While I could not find any significant information in connection to to the great Kansas River floods, I did learn that in 1950 the US was considering detonating a nuclear device on the moon! U.S. had plans to nuke the moon - by CNN (2012). Back to the semi-present; under Myth #2 in the the article, Stop the Lunacy! 5 Mad Myths About the Moon (Livescience.com, 2012), scientists fail to find any significance in coordination of weather relations to the super moons, other than the 42% more high and low tide force projected by the elliptical cycle that the moon follows.

Super Moon Poem by: Mama Whodun

What of all this moon madness
When it isn't in the sky
do the clouds hide it 
After all it is one sided
Fables say the Moon is made
of old cheese
candle smoke
or a looking glass
Urban legends hint
it is only a hollow orb
completely fake
or asteroid debris
perhaps an abandoned alien base
Have you decided? 
Female or Male energy
Ancient or modern
Magic or Science
The Moon has many stories

post script

Other information that could be of importance, or just too ironic to overlook. When you subtract 2014 (my prediction of flooding that could occur, or maybe when the super moon occurs during a winter month, producing increased snow accumulation) to the past Great Mississippi and Missouri River flood (2014-1993), this equals to 21 years. The previous flood with the Kansas River was in 1951 - if you subtract the year from 1993 it equals 42 years. Looking at the patterns, 42 is half of 21. But, maybe this is just my lunacy talking (bad pun?)