Asi Earthquake: On Saturday 19th March 2011 at 18:43 and 3 seconds precisely (GMT) an Earthquake with magnitude of 5.1 to 5.3 was recorded 175 miles south south east of Ascension Island, at a depth of between 10 and 30 km (which is shallow). Did you feel it? For comparison the earthquake that recently hit Japan was 9.0 in magnitude.
Supermoon: This Saturday’s full moon will be the closest it has been to Earth in 18 years, and is known as a ‘supermoon’. The distance between the Earth and the moon during the event will be about 221,567 miles, as compared to the average distance of 238,000 miles. That may not seem like much of a difference (and compared to the distance it’s not), but the diameter of the moon is only 2,159 miles. That means the moon will be over 7.5 diameters closer to Earth than average.
Clocks change: Don’t forget that UK clocks go forward one hour to British Summer Time at 0100 hours 27th March 2011. Ascension time remains unchanged at Greenwich Mean Time.