- It was pissing down rain here in Sydney last night, and the moon could not be seen behind the cloud cover.
- Nothing dramatic or remarkable or disastrous happened at all. So much for Moonageddon.
People in the Northern Hemisphere are posting moon shots to Flickr & YouTube now though. Looks pretty enough, although I think the poster of the video below missed a trick by not having Bad Moon Rising as the soundtrack.
The last time the full moon was so big and close to Earth was in March 1993.
“You’ve got two cycles here. You’ve got 29-and-a-half days between full moons and then you’ve got 27 and a half days from apogee to apogee,” Mr Wyatt said.
“That difference builds up and although you get a perigee every month, to get it at minimum distance takes about 18 years.”
Perigee full moons also usually bring extra-high tides, but Daniel Jaksa, co-director of the joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre, says they will probably be a fraction of one per cent higher than normal.