When a full moon occurs close to the perigee of the Moon (a point of its closest approach to the Earth) and its distance from our planet is much smaller than the usual one, then we can observe a “super moon” phenomenon.
Although every year there is from 4 to 6 super moons, not all are the same powerful, neither by the intensity nor by the duration of their effect. It has caused many discussions in scientific circles about the full moon on May 6, 2012 which is going to be one of the most powerful in years.
The fact that the perigee is over time associated with tremendous natural disasters, as well as with social uprisings, has made Nasa create a video that explains what is going to happen on 5 and 6 May, 2012.
Did a super moon sink the Titanic?
However, many take with prejudice the convincing statements of scientists and even get to the point to base on a recently published theory claiming that the Titanic was sunk by a powerful super moon! They add that this year’s perigee will occur exactly 100 years after the legendary shipwreck. If for rational people it means absolutely nothing, for fans of “non-accidental coincidences” it is a real highlight!
So, the only thing is clear: the super moon of May 6 will be a unique observable phenomenon and will give us a fascinating visual effect!
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