The Moon moves closer to Earth

The moon will move closer to earth than it has been for nineteen years on the 19th March, but don’t worry about it because it will still be 221,567 miles away, rather than the usual 238,855 miles.

However, the moon should look a lot larger in the night sky than normal and before anyone starts to worry, the experts claim that there is no danger to the Earth or its inhabitants.

Pete Wheeler, of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy, said, “There will be no earthquakes or volcanoes erupting, unless they are to happen anyway.

“The Earth will experience just a lower than usual low tide and a higher than usual high tide around the time of the event, but nothing to get excited about.”

This is a phenomenon known as “Supermoons” and it has been suggested that these usually occur around time of natural disasters such as Tsunami’s and Cyclones, but on this occasion, the experts are not expecting anything out of the ordinary.

David Reneke, an Australian astronomer, added: “If you try hard enough you can chronologically associate almost any natural disaster or event to anything in the night sky.

Source [Telegraph]