Fly me to the Moon

During the night of August 10th, a huge Moon kept an eye down on Earth.

Why the moon has this big size?

In fact, this moon called “Supermoon“, is about 30% brighter and about 10% bigger.

The Moon has an elliptical orbit around the Earth. When the Moon came closer to Earth, it seems bigger. This closer point is called the perigee.


In the perigee, the Moon is 50,000 km closer than when it is in the apogee point. Exactly, the Moon is 356,896 km far from our planet.

During this 2014, in three times full moon has coincided with the perigee zone, so it will be three supermoons: July 12, August 10th and September 9th.

We have to wait until November 14th, 2016 to see another Supermoon.

And what is the link with ecology?

Tides are the periodic change in sea level, mainly by the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun on Earth. These oscillations affect the organisms that live in the water.

It is clear that the moon exerts an influence on water. The adult human body is made up of 75% water…




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