Saturday, March 19, 2011


Okay, I know that you all know that tonight we have supermoon(19 March 2011). I heard the news on the radio told about supermoon predictions have the odious distinction of coinciding with various catastrophes in Japan but if you read the article below, it is actually not the prediction for tsunami in Japan. So, go out and enjoy the ray of moon shining in it brightest and biggest shape. I already watched and enjoyed the view just a couple of minutes ago before I wrote this entry. Bulan penuh yang terang dikelilingi awan. Terang sangat, membuat awan sekeliling dia menonjol, err terang jugak gamaknya (make the cloud around it looked really beautiful). Saja post secepat mungkin, I want to share this feeling and the information with you.
Err, actually I think I have seen another biggest moon before, bigger than the supermoon tonight. But not as bright as this. But unfortunately I don't have a great RM2+++ nikon camera to capture this great view.huhuhu. Coz that when I watched the moon with my oldest brother just now, I questioned and argued about the size of supermoon. I agreed when it come to it brightest but not for the size. Or do I need to wait for a while and go out and check again if the moon become bigger than before since it also has to count my coordination on earth. hehehe. But still I think I have seen other biggest moon time. whatever(apa-apa je lah). So go out and help me conduct this observation about the moon size or if you don't agree about it brightness you can tell me too.
Most time we heard the term of 'bulan sakit/ sick moon' which is the term apply for when the moon turn really bright yellow. Dulu masa kat UKM aku selalu balik malam, so I would enjoy the view. Hah don't misunderstand lak, aku balik malam dari discussion kat bilik member or from library. Aku suka tengok bulan. Bintang kurang nampak sebab aku lalu area yang ada lampu jalan.
Hehehe tetiba aku rasa aku nak guna BI, dah lama tinggal rasa cam dah berkarat giler dah. (long time did not use english, i think it already mudded with time.

This is the article I have read:
Supermoon from abcnews

When you step outside tonight, don't forget to take a good look up at the sky.

Assuming clouds don't get in the way, you'll get to gaze at the biggest full moon in nearly two decades.

During what some skywatchers are calling the "supermoon," the moon won't just be at its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit, it will be closer than it has been in 18 years.

"It's going to be big and really bright," said NASA astronomer Dave Williams. "It should be noticeably brighter than a normal full moon."

Full moons come in different sizes because of the elliptical shape of the moon's orbit -- one side of the ellipse is about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than the other. When the moon is closest to Earth (at its perigee), it is 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when it's farthest from the planet (at its apogee).

For weeks, the rare full moon has sparked interest online, with astrologers and amateur astronomers speculating that the "supermoon" could lead to unusual weather. After Japan's earthquake, some even wondered if the supermoon contributed to the event.

'Supermoon' Not Connected to Earthquakes, Natural Disasters, Scientists Say

In a post earlier this month, Accuweather blogger Mark Paquette said the phrase "supermoon" originated on the website of astrologer Richard Nolle and spread to astronomers online.

According to Nolle's definition, a new or full moon at 90 percent or more of its perigee (or closest approach to Earth) qualifies as a "supermoon." Tonight's full moon won't just be a supermoon but an extreme supermoon, he said, because the moon will be almost precisely at its closest distance to Earth.

According to "new age" forecasts, he said, the supermoon brings strong earthquakes, storms or unusual climate patterns.

"There were supermoons in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005," Paquette wrote. "These years had their share of extreme weather and other natural events. Is the Super Moon and these natural occurrences a coincidence?

But scientists emphasize that there is no connection between the moon's position and extreme weather or natural disasters (like Japan's earthquake) here on Earth.

"There's nothing really special about this," NASA's Williams told

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