Originally Posted by Lynn Musgrave
Happy New Year! Be sure to look at the moon tonight it is a FULL moon and New moon.
This is the first time a full,new moon as happened on January 1 in 19 years and as I understand it will be over 20 years before it happens again.
May you all have a very great year of Good Health and Happy Camping
This stumped me for a bit as the new moon and full moon are two weeks apart.
But I found this:
Here is the scoop on SuperMoons, EarthSky.org says:
“The term supermoon didn’t come from astronomy. We used to call them perigee… ‘near Earth.’ An astrologer, Richard Nolle, is credited with coining the term supermoon. He defines them as:
. . . a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth.
“By this definition, a new moon or full moon has to come within 361,863 kilometers (224,851 miles) of our planet, as measured from the centers of the moon and Earth, in order to be a supermoon.”
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