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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Moon at nearest on 19th march 2011

The moon would be at its closet to earth today as it would be seen larger than any other day while Saturn and the brightest star Spica would appear larger. The specialty of today is that it is a full moon day and it coinciding with the moon's perigee. The moon’s orbit around the earth is not circular, but elliptical and when the moon is at its closest approach to earth it is called perigee.

Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Colombo, Dr. Chandana Jayaratne said that this phenomenon occurs each month but rarely does it occur on a full moon day. Today, the Sun and Moon will be lined up with the earth's equator since it's almost the time of the vernal equinox.
The moon lies only 356,575 kilometers away but earlier this month; it swung to apogee on March 6 where the moon was 406,583 kilometers distant.
This phenomenon is said to have no impact on any natural disasters, and the public is warned not to panic though there would be high tides. According to scientists there could be no correlation between the moon being in close proximity of the earth and natural disasters yet.