Saturday, May 5, 2012
Supermoon Saturday! 5-5-5
Supermoon Saturday is here! Today is 5-5-5 as well in numerology dates. The full moon is in Perigee, which is the closest time of alignment to the earth. Tonight's "supermoon" is the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, due to the fact that the moon is near the closest point in its orbital path around Earth. Richard Nolle of Astropro.com coined the name of Supermoon in 1979, and used these moons to predict natural disasters of all types, not just from rising tides. He says that SuperMoons are noteworthy for their close association with extreme tidal forces working in what astrologers of old used to call the sublunary world: the atmosphere, crust and oceans of our home planet - including ourselves, of course. From extreme coastal tides to severe storms to powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the entire natural world surges and spasms under the sway of the SuperMoon alignment - within three days either way of the exact syzygy, as a general rule. SuperMoon solar eclipses tend to have a wider sphere of impact, extending roughly a week before and after the actual event. And other lunar extremes (of declination, for example) can extend the geocosmic stress window by a day or two here and there in any case.