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CanadianJones
2006-Aug-09, 07:53 PM
Hi Everyone!!
I love this forum and have been lurking here for a long time.....

I read something on BBC today which seemed a little ridiculous to me..... and I knew exactly where to go to find out for sure!!

Full Moon Might Spark a Volcanic Eruption?? :think:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5258806.stm

I wasn't aware that the Phase of the moon was tied to it's distance from earth (ie... it's closer during a full moon... which is the only way I can see this making sense). If the moon were going to cause a volcanic eruption it seems to me that all that is really required is it's presence overhead??

Anyone know for sure??

Wolverine
2006-Aug-09, 07:55 PM
Hi Everyone!!
I love this forum and have been lurking here for a long time.....

I read something on BBC today which seemed a little ridiculous to me..... and I knew exactly where to go to find out for sure!!

Full Moon Might Spark a Volcanic Eruption?? :think:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5258806.stm

I wasn't aware that the Phase of the moon was tied to it's distance from earth (ie... it's closer during a full moon... which is the only way I can see this making sense). If the moon were going to cause a volcanic eruption it seems to me that all that is really required is it's presence overhead??

Anyone know for sure??

Welcome aboard, CanadianJones. There's already a discussion on the topic underway in this thread (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=45499). Feel free to participate there.