This is How the Supermoon Looked From the International Space StationThis past weekend's Supermoon put on a great show for those of us down here on good ol' planet Earth. But for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, the setting Supermoon was a strange sight. This photo, taken by astronaut André Kuipers shows the full moon setting on the opposite side of Earth from the ISS. The Earth's atmosphere distorts the image, giving it a weird wobble. We've said it before, but everything is cooler in space.Read on...
The Japan Earthquake Was Not Caused by the “Supermoon”
Not to be disdainful, but it's surprising that this is even a thing to be debunked: Since March 19th marks the moon's perigee, or closest point to earth, and since some astrologer [not astronomer] said that scary things would happen during this so called "supermoon," some folks -- with the egging on of major media outlets [see above] -- are asking if the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Japan today was caused by said supermoon. Their argument would be that when the moon is unusually close to Earth, its gravity affects Earthly happenings more and causes natural disasters.Read on...