What is so special about March 19,2011? It shall be a night to witness a magnificient spectacle of universe viz. THE SUPERMOON. However, the high hopes of witnessing this majestic phenomenon have been confounded by a deep fear expressed by the astronomers that this time around, the phenomenon of supermoon may be linked to the onset of natural disasters.
This linking of sighting of supermoon and advent of natural dismissed as mere conjecture. It is based on actual facts and scientific data of earlier sightings as well.
SUPERMOON phenomenon (witnessed in 2005) is not a new one. It is actually the state when moon, which is the natural satellite of the earth, is closest to the earth. Scientific calculations state that the moon shall only be 221,567 miles away from the earth.
In the past century, this SUPERMOON phenomenon had been witnessed in the years 1955 and 1974. However at that time as well, many meteorological and atmospheric weather disturbances were recorded. Thus, it is thought that may be high tides may be much higher this year and the coastal area residents fear that what if all this escalates to another tsunami or volcano or earthquake might result.
However, thankfully most of the eminent weathermen have ruled out the possibility of an earthquake occuring as a result of supermoon phenomenon. They advise to gaze the night sky and enjoy the celestial romance if the night is clear of all clouds.