This November will be the astronomical event this year. The moon will be the closest to our planet since January 1948.

This event will happen on November 14, where the moon will appear 30% brighter and 14% bigger than an average fullmoon. Do not miss this one because this is the closest Moon will get to Earth since November 25, 2034.

Nasa Explains How Do We Get a Supermoon?

The Moon has two sides, apogee and perigee. The reason why we actually get supermoon is that the Moon has elliptical orbit and the perigee is about 30 000 ml closer to our planet.

When the Earth, Moon and Sun line up as the Moon Earth, it is called syzywgy.

When the Moon is on the opposite of the Earth from the Sun and the Earth-Moon-Sun system actually happens with the perigee side of the Moon, then we get perige-syzygy.

That is the reason for perigee moon or Supermoon, when the Moon appears brighter and bigger than usual.

We also had one on Oct. 16, then Nov. 14 and the next one will be on December 14.

“According to NASA, the super moon in November will also be closet to date in the 21st century. 25 November 2034 will be the next date when the Moon will come this close to our planet.”

The difference between the regular full moon and Supermoon can be difficult to tell and stark because it depends on where you are viewing it from. It can be tricky to realize that is actually larger than usual if it is hanging overhead and you have no landmarks or building to compare it to.

It can create what is known as “moon illusion” if you are viewing from a spot where the Moon is actually sitting closer to the horizon.

“It can look massive when observed through foreground objects, buildings or trees when the Moon is near the horizon. That fact does not take away from our experience and the effect is an optical illusion.”




The statue of Virgin Mary – September 8, 2014


Olivera, Spain, July 12, 2014

You have to wait until November 15, 12:52 am if you live in Australia.

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