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Posts Tagged ‘closest moon’

Sky Tonight—March 19, Closest full moon of 2011 on

Sky Tonight—March 19, Closest full moon of 2011 on – high tides – Saturn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Today – March 19 – features the closest full moon of 2011. Some are calling it a supermoon. As a result, you might look for higher-than-usual tides along the ocean coastlines throughout the world. What is true – and false – about the March 19 supermoon What’s more, the bright point of light near tonight’s moon is the planet Saturn, the sixth planet outward from the sun. Because the ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 8, High tide alert!

EarthSky Tonight—September 8, High tide alert! Closest new moon of 2010

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Today – September 8 – features the closest new moon of 2010. Look for higher-than-usual tides along coastlines throughout the world. Because it crosses the sky with the sun during the day, you cannot see today’s extra-close new moon. Yet, it will usher in large tides along the ocean coastlines for the next several days, especially if these high tides are accompanied by strong onshore winds. 
Why is this moon so ... Full Story

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