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Supermoon Saturday: Biggest moon of the year (+video) - CSMonitor.com

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Supermoon 2012 comes on May 5. The 'supermoon' is when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth. The supermoon will be 16 percent brighter than a normal full moon.

This Week's Sky at a Glance - SkyandTelescope.com

Saturday, May 5

Full Moon (exact at 11:35 p.m. EDT). This is the closest and largest full Moon of 2012 (8% closer and larger than average, not enough to draw attention).


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Since the month of May is about to start ... let's have a look at a major Religious Day in Latin America:

Cinco de Mayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

May 5th 2012 = 05 / 05 / 12 = 1 / 12 = HM 4

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla,[1][2][3][4] where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).[5][6][7] The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride,[8] and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.[9] In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.[2][10] Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.
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Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruptions More Frequent Than Thought?

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The Yellowstone supervolcano—which underlies the entire national park—may erupt more frequently than thought, a new study says.


If so, those "super eruptions" may be slightly less super than suspected—but still strong enough to destroy all of Yellowstone and more, researchers say.
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