Friday, March 11, 2011

Supermoon next week may cause disaster

London:
The world could be in for a bumpy ride next week when the moon will make its closest approach to Earth in almost 20 years, say experts.  According to them, the astronomical event - "extreme supermoon" - may trigger earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other disasters.

An "extreme supermoon" occurs when the Earth's natural satellite reaches its absolute closest point. On March 19, the moon will be only 221,556 miles away - the first extreme super - moon in nearly 20 years.

more: Press Trust Of India