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[CDT-L] FW: December 22, 1999, and the Moon...

This was sent to me and I thought it might interest some of you.

>December 22, 1999, and the Moon
>Everyone should mark their calendars.
>It will be the Last Lunar Hurrah of the Millennium.
>This year will be the first full moon to occur on the winter solstice,
>December 22, commonly called the First Day of Winter, in 133 years.
>Since the full moon on the winter solstice will occur in conjunction with a
>lunar perigee, the point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth, the
>moon will appear about 14 per cent larger than it does at apogee, the point
>in its elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth.
>The Earth is also several million miles closer to the sun than in the
>and sunlight striking the moon will be about 7 per cent stronger making it
>Also, this will be the closest perigee of the Moon of the year, since the
>moon's orbit is constantly deforming.
>In layman's terms, it will be a super bright full moon, much more than the
>usual AND it hasn't happened this way for 133 years.
>If the weather is clear and there isn't a snow cover where you live, it is
>believed that even car headlights will be superfluous.
>Our ancestors 133 years ago saw this.
>Our descendants 100 or so years from now will see this again.
>Remember, this will happen December 22, 1999.

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