What Makes the Moon a Supermoon?

What is a Supermoon? A Supermoon is when two different lunar stages coincide. First, the moon is in its full or new phase, and it’s much closer to the Earth than it is during regular rotation.

This event makes the moon look 14% larger and 30% brighter than the moon when it’s at it’s furthest point. Rather than having to call this lunar event by the name given it by astronomers, perigee-syzygy, the term Supermoon was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle.

Noticeable changes to the Earth and humans during a Supermoon

Rather than just being another breathtaking astrological display for your enjoyment, there are significant and noticeable changes to the Earth and us humans while a Supermoon is present.

The Supermoon’s control over the Earth

As you are well aware, the moon holds significant power over the Earth, especially when it comes to the ocean’s tides. When there is a Supermoon present, the tidal forces increase, usually up to 18% greater then they are during a typical moon.

An increase in other natural events has also been documented. These are caused by the increased gravitational pull of a Supermoon. In the past, events, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other severe weather events took place within a week of a Supermoon.

Most recently, in 2011, there was an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, and in 2005, Hurricane Katrina occurred in New Orleans.

The Supermoon’s control over you

A Supermoon is a supercharged Full Moon, astrologically speaking.

The moon is associated with your emotions and your feminine side. Keeping this in mind, with a Supermoon, you can expect to be more emotional than usual. This isn’t to say that you females out there are emotionally unstable; it just goes along with the fact that the moon also controls other aspects of a person’s life.

Your laughter and tears will come more easily; you may suffer mood swings, with supercharged drama, both good and bad. Since the moon usually affects your feminine side, the women in your life (or you) will experience a noticeably intensified energy.

The lunar effect

The lunar effect, or the lunar theory, is the idea that there is a connection between the cycles of the moon and human behavior. Many people dismiss these concerns. However, there is scientific data that proves there is a connection between the moon’s cycles and unusual human behavior.

The moon is blamed for some cases of lunacy

The words lunacy and lunatic both stem from “Luna,” the Latin word for the moon. It’s believed people are much more likely to exhibit unusual and erratic behavior during a full moon, or especially a Supermoon.

A study published in the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, titled Lunar Effect – Biological Tides and Human Emotions, contained extensive analyses of data on human behavior in correlation to the moon.

The study that lunar astronomy has correctly proven that the repression of the moon’s gravitational influence brings on social tension, disharmony, and bizarre results.

Another study conducted in Florida, collected over five years, showed an increase in cases involving violent actions like homicide and aggravated assault increased around the time of a full moon.

Since the Supermoon is a supercharged full moon, you can expect all of these actions to increase. So even though the moon is beautiful in all its glory, it also has a dark side.

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