The astronomer Richard Nolle coined the term "Super Moon" which means a new or full moon at 90% or greater of its closest perigee to Earth. Well on March 19th the moon will be at perigee (its closest position in its orbit to Earth). This will be the closest perigee in 18 years. The largest effect will be on the tide which occurs at the full moon every month as the closer to the earth the moon orbits, so the effect on tides increases. A 5% increase in proximity makes about 20% difference in the power the moon exerts so those in coastal regions should anticipate stronger tides. An extreme "SuperMoon" is when the moon is full or new as well as at its 100% greater mean perigee (closest) distance to earth. By this definition, last month's full moon, this month's and next month's will all be extreme "SuperMoons". Some largely internet-based claims say such events are related to catastrophes such as extreme seismic events or extreme weather and some coincidental strong events have happened at the same time as Super Moons, however no definitive scientific research has concluded that. -KSBY
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring." Luke 21:25 The prophecy echoed by Christ describes the fact that physical agitation in the celestial world would mirror social upheaval erupting across the planet. We believe these signs are iconic landmarks which again point to this unique period at the end of Earth's historical time cycle. Will there be an increased chance of earthquakes and planetary upheaval on the day of the Supermoon? The moon's gravitational pull on the Earth is quite influential but we do not feel this in itself will cause earthquakes- however, we do believe it could tip already agitated plates towards potential seismic catastrophic eruptions. The region that would be most likely affected would be land surfaces areas in or bordering the Pacific plate. On February 18, we reported planetary tectonic rattling and a strong band of seismic anomalies in the Pacific under the shadow of a full moon and the 6.3 Christchurch quake followed 3 days later. We will be looking for the conditions of instability leading up to the March 19th date as a barometer for any potential and unusual seismic or meteorological occurrences.