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In addition, Dr. Jim Garvin, chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has provided some answers to questions about the ‘supermoon’ phenomenon, below:

canada goose uk outlet Garvin: ‘Supermoon’ is a situation when the moon is slightly closer to Earth in its orbit than on average, and this effect is most noticeable when it occurs at the same time as a full moon. So, the moon may seem bigger although the difference in its distance from Earth is only a Canada Goose Outlet few percent at such times. canada goose uk outlet

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Question: Are there any adverse effects on Earth because of the close proximity of the moon?

Canada Goose sale Garvin: The effects on Earth from a supermoon are minor, and according to the most detailed studies by terrestrial seismologists and volcanologists, the combination of the moon being at its closest to Earth in its orbit, and being in its ‘full moon’ configuration (relative to the Earth and sun), should not affect the internal energy balance of the Earth since there are lunar tides every day. The Earth has stored a tremendous amount of internal energy within its thin outer shell or crust, and the small differences in the tidal forces exerted by the moon (and sun) are not enough to fundamentally overcome the much larger forces within the planet due to convection (and other aspects of the internal energy balance that drives plate tectonics). Nonetheless, these supermoon times remind us of the effect of buy canada goose jacket cheap our ‘Africa sized’ nearest neighbor on our lives, affecting ocean tides and contributing to many cultural aspects of our lives (as a visible aspect of how our planet is part of the solar system and space). Canada Goose sale

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The solid tides are influenced by the solar perihelion around January. The moon makes more of a difference in solid tides, and like ocean tides, the maximum water lags on average by about 2.5 hours.

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[We could easily conclude that the differences here means earthquakes are unrelated to the Saros cycle or even the alleged lunar SuperMoon phenomena.]

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The question for all the naysayers here is that if this was a means of predicting major earthquakes, then why don geophysicists simply use to issue warnings? Clearly, the reason is there is absolutely no useful correlation from the available data.

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