Can "superluna" next week to influence the weather?


10/03/2011

Moon close to us at the closest distance for the last 19 years. Amateur astronomers the opportunity to take unique photos of our satellite.

Next week, the Earth will be at a very close distance from the moon in 1992.

This event, known as ’lunar perigee’ will happen on March 19. Moon closer to our planet at a distance of 356,577 kilometers.

Internet is full of newly appeared "experts" warning that "superluna ’can affect the Earth’s climate and may even cause earthquakes and volcanoes.

In the past, we could see superlunu in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005 - in the years observed extreme events.

The tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Indonesia happened two weeks before superluny in January 2005. And on Christmas Day 1974, Cyclone Tracy killed 71 people in Darwin, Australia.

But Pete Wheeler of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy, consult with skepticism refers to the warnings of the impending apocalypse.

’There will be no earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, except if they happened anyway’, - he said.

’The Earth will experience a lower than usual low tide and a low point of a stronger-than-normal tide level at the time of the event, but nothing extraordinary sight. "

Australian astronomer David Reneke agreed, pointing out that conspiracy theorists will always be able to find a natural disaster, and link it to a particular time, blaming the superlunu.

He said, ’If you try, then almost any natural disaster can be, if desired, to connect to any event in the night sky - comet, planet, sun’.

’Very high waves - that’s what I would expect from superluny’.

But regardless of whether something will happen or not, we always learn something new about the moon.

In January, the signals from seismic sensors left on the lunar surface, lunar expedition members in the United States in 1971, showed that the moon, like Earth, has a liquid core.

NASA scientists have used modern seismological techniques to the information you were given aid delivered to the Apollo astronauts.

The study found that the Moon has a solid iron-rich inner core radius of about 240 kilometers, and a liquid consisting mainly of liquid iron outer core with a radius of 330 kilometers.

Here, similar to the core ends of the earth, as the moon has another, so-called boundary layer, which is partially melted and whose radius is 480 kilometers.

This information sheds light on the evolution of the lunar dynamo - a natural process by which our satellite is created and maintained its strong magnetic field.

Original: Dailymail


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