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[sacredlandscapelist] Moon

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  • Jolly Roberts
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    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 16, 1999
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      > > Interesting fact!
      > >
      > > This year will be the first full moon to occur on the winter
      solstice,
      > > Dec. 22, commonly called the first day of winter, in over a hundred

      > > years.
      > >
      > > Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurs in conjunction with
      a
      > > lunar perigee (point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth),
      the
      > > moon will appear about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point
      in
      > > its elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth). Since the
      Earth
      > > is also several million miles closer to the sun at this time of the
      year
      > > than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon is about 7% stronger

      > > making it brighter.
      > >
      > > Also, this will be the closest perigee of the Moon of the year
      since the
      > > moon's orbit is constantly deforming. If the weather is clear and
      there
      > > is a snow cover where you live, it is believed that even car
      headlights
      > > will be superfluous.
      > >
      > > On December 21st, 1866, the Dakota Sioux took advantage of this
      > > combination of occurrences and staged a devastating retaliator
      ambush on
      > > soldiers in the Wyoming Territory.
      > >
      > > In laymen'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!
      > >
      > > Our ancestors 133 years ago saw this. Our descendants 100 or so
      years
      > > from now will see this again.
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