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What they don’t tell you about the “supermoon”

‚ÄčOkay, the supermoon hasn’t been this close to the earth in a long time, since 1948! It won’t be closer for another 18 years. But how much further away will it be tomorrow, or even next year? 

 Yesterday, the moon was 221,524 miles from the earth. On December 12, the next full moon, the moon will be 222,737 from the earth, only .5% farther. No, not 5%, .5%!

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 The average distance of the moon from the earth is approximately 238,855 miles, approximately 14% farther. Now that is a big difference. But, that’s the average. 

 When the moon is closest to the earth, it’s called the perigee. When the earth and the moon are farthest apart, that’s called the apogee. Since the moon travels on an ellipse, every month the moon experiences an apogee and a perigee. In other words, every month the moon comes close to the earth and it also travels far away from the earth.

 What does this all mean? It means, on average, when the moon is at it’s closest point to the earth, the perigee, it’s not much farther away than when we experience a “supermoon!”

 So, why all the hype?!  Who knows. 

 On December 12, the next perigee full moon, you will not be able to tell the difference between that full moon and the full moon on November 14.

Happy moon watching!

Peter 

Last Man Standing & Liberal Writers

Tim Allen, for the most part, you do a fine job on the show “Last Man Standing.” @LastManABC

My problem is with the liberal writers. How can you not see when they use you to attack conservatives? Example:

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John Kerry says the media should cover terrorism less often

‚ÄčHilarious!

Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke, in front of the White House was supposed to give the White House statement on John Kerry’s stupid comment, that the media should stop talking about terrorism. Kerry said:

“The media would do us all a service if they didn’t talk about terrorism quite so much.” 

Instead, Corke pulled a “In his defense, what he was trying to suggest was,” & then proceeded to defend John Kerry’s stupid statement.

Stuart Varney then had to ask him again, “What was the White House response? Because I know you asked a question to the spokesman this afternoon, what did they say in response?”

 Then, Corke finally gave the answer from the White House. at first though, Corke actually defended the White House! He said:

“He (Josh Earnest) didn’t really dodge it, he just kind of worked his way around it a bit. I think what he tried to say, perhaps as best he could, was that the president had made this point before. That you have to give context, you don’t want to make it seem like terrorism is everywhere, every day, and that people should be on red alert. But at the same time, he did acknowledge that the truth is, we’re doing our job every day when we do talk about it. And that was a bit of a departure from what Secretary Kerry had to say about it.”

 I’m not sure which is more funny about the story. Was it Kevin Corke defending John Kerry, John Kerry making the stupid comment, or Kevin Corke defending the White House? Another question does have to be asked though. Kevin, for whom do you work? Obama & the Democrats, or Fox news?

Watching Zinc


Gold and silver are the obvious metals that we go to for “safety” and investment. I believe a lot of money will be made on the physical asset and the mining shares soon.

There is a shortage and a need for zinc though, so I bet the mining shares go up a lot more.