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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tonight's Full Moon Is A "Super Moon"

Tonight's full moon will be a "supermoon".

A supermoon is a new or full moon that happens to coincide with a close approach of the moon to the earth. Saturday's full moon will be the closest it has been to Earth in 18 years, according to

The distance between the Earth and the moon during the event will be about 221,567 miles, as compared to the average distance of 238,000 miles, according to

That may not seem like much of a difference (and compared to the distance it's not), but the diameter of the moon is only 2,159 miles. That means the moon will be over 7.5 diameters closer to Earth than average.


But there's a full moon risin'
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night.

Also, see reviews of Neil Young's Harvest Moon.

For more, see 2010's rare super harvest moon and other moons songs by Neil Young.

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At 3/19/2011 10:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nature's soundtrack to "Harvest Moon"!

At 3/19/2011 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Gillis said...

I went lookin' for Khaddafi
Aboard Air Force One
But I never did find him
And the C.I.A. said Son,
You'll never be a hero
Your flyin' days are done
It's time for you to go home now
Stop sniffin' that smokin' gun.

At 3/19/2011 12:25:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

I wonder what Neil's doing for me, I wouldn't go out if I didn't have a gig...

At 3/19/2011 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@asg - why?

At 3/19/2011 02:03:00 PM, Blogger Angela G. Pack Zia said...

Archives Guy showed up on rust a few days back in a thread about the full moons on Neil's touring calendar and hinted that something significant in the Neiliverse may "hinge" on the Super Moon. A bunch of us assumed it was a BD-live download. But nothing has turned up yet......wonder what it could be.

At 3/19/2011 02:05:00 PM, Blogger Doonerak said...

Archives Guy showed up on rust a few days back in a thread about the full moons on Neil's touring calendar and hinted that something significant in the Neiliverse may "hinge" on the Super Moon. A bunch of us assumed it was a BD-live download. But nothing has turned up yet......wonder what it could be.

At 3/19/2011 06:02:00 PM, Anonymous zejt said...

I was lying in a burned out basement
With the full moon in my eyes.

At 3/19/2011 06:08:00 PM, Anonymous zejt said...

A dreamer of pictures, I run in the night, You see us
together, chasing the moonlight..

At 3/19/2011 06:12:00 PM, Anonymous zejt said...

for any one that has not seen this great article

thanks Thrasher and Anne

At 3/19/2011 07:22:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

full moon and a jumping tune now you don't have to ask

At 3/19/2011 08:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know how this "super moon" affects relationships between friends, lovers, pets....people in general. Does anyone out there have any answers, thoughts, experiences they may have encountered these last few days?...

At 3/20/2011 09:54:00 AM, Blogger asg said...

@ Thrasher--it may or may not be just in my head, but Humans seem especially er, uh, loony when the Moon is full...MAYBE it woulda happened anyway (I was tired when I got to the show)but last night finding the right notes on the fretboard was a struggle...

At 3/20/2011 10:55:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@asg - cool. so what did you play? Moon songs??

Harvest Moon? ATGR? CG??

At 3/21/2011 01:37:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Dear Anonymous 8:53:00 p.m.

Who can sleep under this moon? Can you? I can't. I've been wide awake for the second night in a row.

At 3/21/2011 07:31:00 PM, Anonymous NITRO said...

I sure wish I'd seen this sooner. I might've been a bit more on guard. As it was, the toilet blew up on Saturday. I went into nuclear meltdown and some relationships will never be the same. My wife loves full moons - not me. I hate to make excuses, but some strange shit seems to take place in my life when that sucker's full.

At 3/22/2011 07:22:00 AM, Blogger asg said...

@ Thrasher--we played LMYR...that went well enough I think...before the sun went down on Monday we were having a cyber-fight...Life goes on...


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