Earth seems to be picking up a strange form of energy and it is showing up on seismograms near the Artic.
December 18, 2016: A strange phenomenon is being detected by earth ground sensors around the planet emanating from the lithosphere. A perpetual energy source that is not consistent with earthquake energy…something unknown!
Glacier breaks off Mount Shasta Volcano in North California — Lahar mud flow …… Full post with links here:
September 21, 2014
A lahar mud flow occurred from the Southeast flank of Mt. Shasta in Northern California.
The professionals are vexed at the moment, however I have a suspicion that some will soon realize this is related to volcanic / seismic activity in the region.
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Monitor earthquakes nationally, and internationally here:
Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano impressive lava video:
Fracking induced (man made) earthquakes:
Mount Saint Helens magma chamber recharging:
Yellowstone confirmed rising fast:
Salton Sea confirmed to be recharging its magma chamber, and elevated to “active” status:
Philippines volcano Mt. Mayon erupted this week:
Indonesias Mt. Slamet erupting now:
New Lava flows in Hawaii prompt Civil Defense Alerts 2nd week of September 2014:
Note: It’s been a few months since I closely followed earthquake monitoring, since then global seismic activity has continued to rise in tandem with the rising consciousness tsunami. As people around the world wake up, the “system” fights back. In the process the planet responds to cleanse, purge and clear out the chaos manifesting within the consciousness of billions of people as they move through the shift into a new paradigm. These changes are natural and nothing to fear, the consciousness of Mother Earth is moving humanity through planetary change as smoothly as possible.
Staying positive, grounded with the Earth and in alignment with your inner core BE-ing will guide you through any upheaval your region may experience. Much love to all!
friend Tom Lupshu just released the 1st video below in which he warns us that nearly one quarter of the northern elk herd at Yellowstone National Park are missing according to the annual winter count. We learn that biologists aren’t sure if there has been a stunning decline in the herd to account for these missing numbers or if there are other factors at play. Tom also shares with us that helium releases are now at 1000 times above normal while a complete media blackout also exists.
While it has been said that animals often give us warnings far ahead of earth changing events, Yellowstone recently witnessed herds of bison running for their lives on the public roadways (as shown in the 2nd video below) that WERE NOT being chased or rounded up. Are these animals now detecting something potentially vast and deadly? The Yellowstone Supervolcano is the only thing there that would fit the bill. Tom warns that we should watch these animals and watch them very closely as they will always give us a heads up before an event. Are all of these events signs that the Yellowstone caldera is about to blow?
- 2014-03-26 23:59:00 UTC
- 2014-03-26 17:59:00 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
- 2014-03-26 15:59:00 UTC-08:00 system time
44.803°N 110.779°W depth=7.2km (4.5mi)
- 30km (19mi) ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana
- 99km (62mi) SSE of Bozeman, Montana
- 135km (84mi) NE of Rexburg, Idaho
- 176km (109mi) NNE of Ammon, Idaho
- 221km (137mi) SSE of Helena, Montana
- 2014-03-26 19:14:36 UTC
- 2014-03-26 13:14:36 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
- 2014-03-26 11:14:36 UTC-08:00 system time
44.804°N 110.772°W depth=6.4km (4.0mi)
- 30km (19mi) ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana
- 99km (62mi) SSE of Bozeman, Montana
- 135km (84mi) NE of Rexburg, Idaho
- 176km (109mi) NNE of Ammon, Idaho
- 221km (137mi) SSE of Helena, Montana
3/26/2014 — Volcanic Earthquakes — Yellowstone and California — Animals giving warning?
Over the past 48 hours, a noticeable increase in seismic activity has occurred across the Western United States.
Specifically, a swarm of earthquakes has occurred extending from the Western edge of the Yellowstone magma chamber, now Eastward into the center of the National Park itself.
This building pressure is now manifesting as multiple 3.0M+ earthquakes, all at a 3.0mile or greater depth inside the Yellowstone magma chamber.
As if Yellowstone were not enough, the pressure is also translating to earthquakes occurring farther Southwest from Yellowstone, along the deformed edge of the North American Craton, extending into Central California , along the subduction zone of the North American Plate (and the Pacific Plate).
(click to view full size)
Video update on the current Yellowstone movement from tatoott1009 here:
The heavy earthquake activity along the West Coast of the United States , over the past few weeks, has now translated in the craton displacement that we were expecting.
The earthquakes inside the magma chamber at Yellowstone, and the earthquakes now occurring at dormant volcanic chains along South / Central California, mean we can expect further activity in the near term to INCREASE.
The increase in activity along the edge of the craton will continue into the near term future due to the overall Pacific displacement occurring internationally.
Until things cool off internationally in the West Pacific, we can expect sizable displacement to occur along our plate in North America. This means, Yellowstone, Colorado, Oklahoma, and other areas along the edge of the edge of the craton need to be aware of the possibility of movement in the near term.
Also.. the odd man out, Southern California , near Baja, sits primed, and now showing slight volcanic chamber activity. Expect Salton Sea and Mono Lake to be showing some movement soon.
Earlier this past week.. we made note of the multiple UNREPORTED earthquakes at Yellowstone..
Move forward a few days, and the USGS is now on top of things apparently. Either that, or the movement is now becoming undeniable.
In other news from the region, last week, reports of odd Bison (buffalo) movements exiting the park..
Were the animals trying to tell us something?
Yellowstone Magma Chamber Earthquake Swarm — USGS Censoring Activity 3/25/2014
Over the past week, several reports have been coming in from viewers, telling me to check the charts in Yellowstone. People saying the charts are showing UNREPORTED activity on multiple stations across the famous Supervolcano (national park).
Indeed, activity was occurring this past week, but NOT being counted on the USGS public feeds as earthquakes.
Earthquakes at Yellowstone not being reported? What is this madness?
After checking the actual charts, indeed it is confirmed, there has been earthquake movement GREATER than 2.5M across the area, the charts do not lie……
Here are a couple examples of the activity NOT showing on public feeds as “earthquakes”.. yet clearly some actual movement is occurring : (censored?)
Move forward a few days, now currently March 25, 2014 — after the flurry of UNREPORTED activity — and now the USGS is showing THREE 3.0M+ events over the past 24 hours.
Coming from the Western edge of the Yellowstone Magma Chamber (click to view full size) :
The magma chamber for the supervolcano has been found to extend further West than originally thought. Confirmed now via subterranean “soundings” taken via ground penetrating RADAR, the chamber extends as far West as the Oregon State Line.
Compare the “reported” 3.0M+ events shown on the charts below, to the charts over the past few days, shown above.
The charts above show similar sized activity. However no earthquakes were reported at Yellowstone corresponding to the charts above.
This means censorship is occurring at some point. The earthquakes on the charts earlier this week, were not reported as earthquakes to the public.
Move forward 2-3 days… March 24, 2014 .. THREE earthquakes, greater than 3.0M, now showing on the Yellowstone charts, and also being publicly admitted on the USGS feeds.
Overall, the movement at Yellowstone WAS / IS expected.
See my earthquake forecast / overview here:
Several areas in the forecast have already been hit:
Multiple earthquake monitoring links can be found here:
Episode 100 air date March 14th, 2013
The United Knowledge from youtube (aka Bending Light on GLP) joins us for a discussion of boom events from a historical perspective, relations to other booms via news reports, birds dropping from the sky, buoy data, earthquakes, and sun activity all occurring around the same time each year. What does it mean? In a nutshell, a possible New Madrid adjustment could be in the works. There are key indicators that will likely increase prior to such an event.
Recent event March 13, 2013: http://tiverton.patch.com/articles/ne…
“An earthquake in upstate New York could be to blame for the mysterious house-shaking boom that residents across Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport reported feeling on Wednesday night. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, residents across the region dialed 911 to inform their local police station of a strange, earth-shaking phenomenon. Homeowners from Crandall Road in Tiverton down to the Little Compton Commons reported feeling a brief earth-shaking boom. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Indian Lake, New York – a short distance from the Vermont-New York state line.
On the government website, readers as far as Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport reported feeling after shocks from the quake.”
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Links to everything talked about during the show:
Huge Earthquake Triggered Other Quakes Worldwide, with quotes from officials: http://news.yahoo.com/huge-earthquake…
Earth cracking up under Indian Ocean, with quotes from officials: http://www.newscientist.com/article/m…
President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources (three days after magnetic field reversal): http://www.examiner.com/article/presi…
FEMA food and body bags for New Madrid: http://scottbytes.com/archives/369
USGS earthquake hazard map: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/c…
Booms map covering all media reports of booms from Dec/Jan ans quakes 2.0+ from Jan: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=…
Lance’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RadChic…
Lance’s Youtube channel:
Nuked Radio archive: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
- Booms COVER UP! Due to New Madrid WAKING UP! In depth evidence! Review of proof from Dec/Jan (ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com)
February 2, 2013 – EARTH – An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands (Santa Cruz) in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday. The quake was later downgraded by the USGS to a 6.3 magnitude event. The depth of the quake was 10 km (6.2 miles) and the epicenter was 68 km southwest of Lata. The quake hit at 9:16 a.m. local time on Saturday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue any alerts on its website. This quake was underscored by an even stronger 6.9 magnitude earthquake that just struck the Hokkaido region of East Japan on February 2nd. This is the ninth major earthquake to strike the planet in the last five days. The present cluster of earthquakes began with a 6.0 event in Eastern Kazakhstan on January 28th, following a full moon on January 27, 2013. Perhaps, it may not be readily apparent to most that our planet appears to now be inching towards the spectrum of some major cataclysmic event. This approaching black swan occurrence is characterized by the gradual escalation of geological activity of a violent seismic and volcanic nature. 44 volcanic eruptive events have already been recorded for the month of January; where there was only 77 chronicled for the entire year of 2012. The on-going volcanic activity in Kamchatka also provides compelling testament that massive changes are now taking place within the planet’s interior. No less than 4 volcanoes on the Far Eastern peninsula of Kamchatka are erupting simultaneous, though all the volcanoes lie in relative close proximity to each other (with a 110 km radius). Even more interesting, the magma flow fueling each volcanic system appears to emanting from a separate magma source. However, what’s even more disconcerting is the fact that Plosky Tolbachik volcano awakened from 40 years of dormancy and is now ejecting massive rivers of lava across the landscape of Kamchatka. Russian scientists attest this is the first time rivers of lava have ever flowed from one of the Kamchatka volcanoes during the Holocene period. Large-scale protracted effusive eruptions, such as these, are generally fueled by a deep magma source. Most originate from a magma plume from deep inside the planet’s crust. Both of the planet’s volcanoes, which have had large effusive eruptions in the past, Kileaua (Hawaii) and Mount Etna (Italy) both lie over magma plumes- Kamchatka’s Plosky Tolbchik volcano does not. Kamchatka peninsula, which has a total land mass that is slightly larger than Germany, is one of the most active parts of the infamous “Ring of Fire,” the zone of volcanic and seismic activity that encircles the Pacific Ocean. Three tectonic plates — the North American Plate, the Okhotsk Plate, and the Pacific Plate — collide beneath Kamchatka, with the peninsula’s coastal range boasting 30 active volcanoes. The crust is thinning here, and is becoming more fractured, as seismic stresses increase.
Ominous change in the South Pacific: The Santa Cruz seismic swarms are unfolding against an even more complex geological backdrop. Consequently, the effects of this massive seismic upheaval signals ominous change for the entire Pacific basin. To the west, the Indo-Australian plate is breaking up, after the largest strike-slip earthquakes ever recorded, struck off the coast of Indonesia in April of 2012. The Solomon Sea Plate, to the east, is an oceanic crustal plate remnant, which is disappearing into two subduction zones, one to its north, the other on its southwest margin. Its southeast margin runs along the Woodlark Rise, undefined compressive zone, which may be a transform fault marking the boundary with the adjoining Woodlark Plate. The northern subduction zone is located where the Solomon Plate is diving below the South Bismarck Plate to the northwest and the Pacific Plate to the northeast. The northwest part of the subduction zone is called the New Britain Subduction Zone. New Britain in Papua New Guinea is the volcanic island formed from this collision and resulting volcanism. The southwestern subduction zone is where the Solomon Pate is diving below the Indo-Australian Plate. According to scientists, the Indo-Australian plate may in the process of breaking up, and this heightened activity around the Santa Cruz Islands is placing additional pressures on a tectonic plate, already exhibiting strains of fracturing. We should continue to watch the region of Indonesia for massive changes to come, including very large-scale volcanic eruptions. Nearly all of the planet’s current 15 tectonic plates, and in some cases, sub-plates and volcanic arcs are heavily stressed by the recent violent mobility of tectonic plates shaken by earthquakes. I’ve never quite seen a pattern this fraught with potential hazards or as heavily laden with seismic tension. The planet is now experiencing a major geological crisis, and it’s showing some indication of worsening. –The Extinction Protocol
Wed, 05 Sep 2012
A screen capture of an animation that shows waves from the Costa Rican earthquake rattling the earth beneath the US. Blue means downward ground motion while red represents upward ground motion with the darker colors indicating larger amplitude.
A new animation shows the shockwave from the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Costa Rica this morning (Sept. 5) arriving and reverberating through the ground beneath the United States.
The visualization was made by scientists at Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) and shows the Earth slowly moving up and down. Red spots show seismometers moving upward; the darker the hue, the higher they are moving up. The opposite goes for blue.
The visualization shows how earthquakes create waves of motion through the Earth’s crust, just as a pebble tossed into a pond creates a ripple. “But in this case, the pond is North America,” said John Taber, head of outreach for IRIS.
People can’t feel the quake this far away from Costa Rica in North America because the ground is only moving a fraction of an inch, and the wave is traveling relatively slowly, Taber told OurAmazingPlanet.
There are 400 seismometers in the array and they are mostly clustered in the Mississippi River valley but will eventually be moved around the entire country to provide scientists with a “CAT scan of the Earth,” Taber said.
Seismic waves travel at different speeds through different rock types. “By measuring them, we can learn more about the structures beneath the ground,” Taber said.Data collected by these instruments helps to paint a clearer picture of the rift beneath the Mississippi River Valley in what’s known as the New Madrid fault system. This rift was responsible for the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes, and may cause temblors in the future.
The Costa Rica quake originated 87 miles (140 kilometers) west of the capital San Jose, and was centered 25 miles (40 km) below the Earth’s surface, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Published on Aug 27, 2012 by Marygreeley1954
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“Zzzzzzzzzzzz” “Zzzzzzzzzzz” “Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”
Psssst…what’s that loud “Zzzzzz” sound?
It’s the sound of the sheeple fast asleep in their “bizzy dys-tracted” lives on the treadmill while the earth literally collapses around them.
April 17, 2012 – WORLD – The shocking number of earthquakes that have rattled the globe, especially along tectonic plate boundaries, since the double 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes struck off the coast of Northern Sumatra on April 11 could be early indication the planet may be shifting towards a new catastrophic model. Romania’ s top seismologist, Gheorghe Marmureanu, told the Bucharest Herald: “There is no doubt something is seriously wrong. There have been too many strong earthquakes.” I said in my book: “If you keep seismically shaking the Earth, like a bottle of soda, its structural integrity eventually will become compromised and it will start to fracture like an egg. In this case, the fracturing will be thermal dissipation by hyper-volcanism, mega-thrust earthquakes, and greater tectonic boundary plate agitation around volcanic arcs and subduction zones…if this is what’s indeed happening, the pressure will continue to build in the interior of the planet until it eventually destabilizes all tectonic plates in a spectral pattern of continous seismic oscillation. Every earthquake generates and emits enough kinetic energy through the earth to potentially trigger more seismic disturbances.” –The Extinction Protocol, page 495
This was posted on the ProjectAvalon.net forum, it’s not the first time this has happened but no one seems to have an explanation as to what it means. Obviously if these were earthquakes it would be noticed by most of us, so what’s going on? Could it be heavy magma movement deep below the surface, or some kind of harmonic tremor?
June 5, 2011 – SANTIAGO, Chile – One of the volcanoes in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile erupted violently Saturday, billowing smoke and ash high into the sky and prompting more than 3,500 people living nearby to evacuate. There were no reports of injuries. Authorities initially said the Puyehue volcano was involved, but later said the eruption was occurring about 2 1/2 miles (four kilometers) from that peak. A rift more than six miles (10 kilometers) long and three miles (five kilometers) across was torn in the earth’s crust, officials said Saturday night. Authorities had put the area on alert Saturday morning after a flurry of earthquakes, and the eruption began in the afternoon. The National Emergency Office said it recorded an average of 230 tremors an hour. About 600 people were evacuated when the first alert went up and hundreds more left their homes after the eruption began. Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s undersecretary of labor, said some people near the volcano had decided not to leave their homes because they didn’t want to abandon their animals. Wind carried ash across the Andes to the Argentine tourist town of San Carlos de Bariloche, which had to close its airport. Officials warned residents of the Bariloche area to take precautions against a possible prolonged ashfall. They urged people to stock up on food and water and to stay home. The eruption is nearly 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Chile’s national capital, Santiago. – Yahoo News
Commentary: The lithosphere vents heat to keep the planet’s crust from basically fracturing and splitting apart. In 2010, we saw the most volcanic eruptions in recorded history and still the thermal depressurization threshold of the planet’s land surface was not reached, as new volcanoes are now erupting in 2011 that did not erupt in 2010. This is telling us a most important piece of information- there are not enough terrestrial volcanoes on land to equilibrate the geological pressures now unsettling the ground. Since the volcanoes under the ocean are pressurized by ocean depths- in my opinion, this increases the likelihood more and more with each eruption, that two things will now begin happening- lithospheric fracture-venting on land, similar to what’s occurring under the ocean with hydrothermal vents or much larger-scale eruptions becomes necessary to stop this runaway process. We may be years away from seeing one or more super-volcanic eruptions take place if this is a linear entropic process as I hypothesize it is.
If this report of a massive rift is correct from Chilean authorities, then the earthquake swarm in Neuquen, Argentina could have been a prelude to this fracture event: “Earth is a pressurized ball of magma…if you keep seismically shaking the Earth like a bottle of soda, its structural integrity will eventually become compromised and it will start to fracture like an egg. In this case, the fracturing will be thermal dissipation by hyper-volcanism, mega-thrust earthquakes, and greater tectonic boundary agitation around volcanic arcs and subduction zones.” –The Extinction Protocol, page 564
The earthquake that launched a series of disasters in Japan in March triggered micro-quakes and tremors around the world, scientists find.seies
The catastrophic magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off the coast of the Tohoku region of Japan March 11 set off tremors mostly in places of past seismic activity, including southwest Japan, Taiwan, the Aleutians and mainland Alaska, Vancouver Island in Canada, Washington state, Oregon, central California and the central United States. It was unlikely that any of these events exceeded magnitude 3.
Researchers noted, however, that temblors also were detected in Cuba. “Seismologists had never seen tremor in Cuba, so this is an exciting new observation,” Justin Rubinstein, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at Menlo Park, Calif., told OurAmazingPlanet.
Part of the excitement of the find is the insight it could add into the inner workings of earthquakes.
“Studying long-range triggering may help us to better understand the underlying physics of how earthquakes start,” explained seismologist Zhigang Peng at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Quakes where normally quiet
Most of these micro-earthquakes and tremors occurred in places that already had high background levels of seismic activity, including California’s Geysers Geothermal Field and the San Andreas Fault. Some of the quakes occurred in low-activity areas, such as central Nebraska, central Arkansas and near Beijing.
“Seismologists generally think of the central U.S. as relatively quiet seismically — there are earthquakes in these areas, but relative to the West Coast of the United States, earthquakes in the central U.S. are infrequent and mostly small,” Rubinstein said.
After the Tohoku quake, “in the central U.S., we observed earthquakes in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. For many of these locations, it was the first time we’ve seen triggered seismicity,” Rubinstein said. “I expect that we were able to see all of this triggered seismicity because there is a much denser configuration of seismometers in these states than there has been previously.
“The instrumentation is a part of the USARRAY, a project where seismologists are densely deploying seismometers in a rolling fashion across the United States. These observations are useful because they may suggest where future small earthquakes may occur.”
A number of large earthquakes in Japan, magnitude 6.0 or greater, occurred well beyond the rupture zone of the Tohoku quake and may have been triggered by the March 11 event, researchers added. These findings agree with recent research suggesting that a major quake can increase the risk of more temblors near it but not of massive quakes farther away.
“It is still too early to rule out the possibility that large distant earthquakes are completely unrelated,” Peng told OurAmazingPlanet. “It is quite possible that there is a delayed response in moderate to large earthquakes, or perhaps such distant triggering effects only occur for very large earthquakes.”
“A notable example is that after the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, there is a clear increase of seismic activity in Myanmar and Yunnan, China,” Peng added. “Several of them are in the magnitude range of 5 to 6, and their distances are mostly beyond 1,000 kilometers [620 miles] to the northern end of the rupture of the Sumatra earthquake. Hence, more analysis is needed to understand how massive earthquakes like the 2004 Sumatra and the 2011 Tohoku earthquakes may affect global seismicity.”
The researchers hope to continue this work by looking at other large earthquakes that may have triggered small events, “in particular in the central U.S.,” Rubinstein said. “I also foresee people continuing study of tremor in Cuba as well.”
And small events aren’t all they’re looking for.
“We would also like to see whether this event may have caused any clear increase of moderate-size earthquakes that are outside the traditional aftershock zones,” Peng said. “In addition, more large earthquakes are needed, somewhat unfortunately, to build up the statistics of distant triggering of moderate to large earthquakes.”
The scientists will detail their findings April 15 at the Seismological Society of America meeting in Memphis.
April 4, 2011 – AUSTRALIA – The sharp movement of tectonic plates continue across the planet with indications of seismic stresses flaring on Australia, Antarctica, Eastern Africa, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, China, Japan and Chile. A disproportionate amount of the stress from the seismic telemetry data we’re seeing is in the Southern hemisphere- it is perhaps an area to watch until this latest episode subsides. See seismographs below: The Extinction Protocol
Seismographs from Australia, particularly Western Australia (left) shows the densest areas of stress
(left) Antarctica showing dense reading and (right) Chile registering moderately high activity
(left) The Philippines and high seismic activity showing on the graph for Ethiopia (right)
From the East coast of Florida to the WEST coast of florida.. across the entire state.. a large “rumble” was felt for several days across multiple locations.. and measured on the 18th via the Mississippi CERI seismograph.
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Could this be the salt dome rupture? is it plate movement? is this related to the recent 100 mile long oil slick in the gulf of mexico?
20 minutes of rumbling occured
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It doesn’t take much to get the Internet’s lunar-tics out in force. The web was awash with apocalyptic warnings that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and even earthquakes next week. The conspiracy theorists claim that on March 19, the moon will be closer to Earth than at any time since 1992 – just 221,567 miles away – and that its gravitational pull will bring chaos to Earth.
Previous supermoons took place in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005 – all years that had extreme weather events
However, astronomers have dismissed the claims as pure nonsense. The bizarre rumours centre on a phenomenon called the ‘lunar perigee’. The moon’s orbit around Earth is not a circle, but an eclipse. At its closest approach – the perigee – the moon appears brighter and larger in the sky. When it is furthest away – the apogee – it is smaller and dimmer. A lunar perigee occurs once a month. However, next week’s perigee coincides with a full moon – a combination of events that happen just once every two or three years. Although it makes a good photo opportunity for astronomers, scientists say it has no impact on Earth.
Dr David Harland, space historian and author, said: ‘It’s possible that the moon may be a kilometre or two closer to Earth than normal at a perigee, but it’s an utterly insignificant event. ‘But the Internet is awash with conspiracy-minded amateur scientists warning that such a ‘supermoon’ could disrupt Earth’s climate patterns and may even cause earthquakes and volcanic activity. Previous supermoons took place in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005 – all years that had extreme weather events, the conspiracy theorists say. The tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Indonesia happened two weeks before the January 2005 supermoon. And on Christmas Day 1974, Cyclone Tracy laid waste to Darwin, Australia.
But Pete Wheeler of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy greeted warnings of an impending apocalypse with scepticism. ‘There will be no earthquakes or volcanoes erupting, unless they are to happen anyway,’ he told. ‘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.’ Australian astronomer David Reneke agreed, pointing out that conspiracy theorists will always be able to find a natural disaster to link to a certain time and blame it on a supermoon. ‘If you try hard enough you can chronologically associate almost any natural disaster or event to anything in the night sky – comet, planet, sun,’ he said. ‘Remember in the past, planetary alignments were going to pull the sun apart. It didn’t happen. Astrologers draw a very long bow most times. ‘Normal king tides are about all I would expect out of this supermoon prediction.’
Earth will be at its closest point – some 221,567 miles away – to the moon in 19 years on March 19. Some fear the ‘lunar perigee’ will affect our climate pattern
During a full moon, the sun and the moon are pulling on Earth from opposite sides – making the chances of any dramatic tidal events unlikely. On average the moon is 235,000 miles away. At its furthest it is 248,000 miles away. During a lunar perigee and full moon, the lunar surface can appear up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than other full moons. (DailyMail)
More on Moon tides: How The Moon Affects Ocean Tides…
The dance between the sun and earth continues as we see how solar activity correlates with seismic activity happening all around the planet. Recently two planetary tremors have occurred that shook the entire planet for a period of time, something is definitely up with the sun.