Largest moon in 68 years!

The Supermoon event tonight in which the moon will be 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal, Last time something like this happened was in 1948. It is expected to reach the peak of its full phase on the morning of Monday, Nov. 14, at 8:52 a.m. EST (1352 GMT).


What is a Supermoon?

We know that the orbit of moon around the earth is not circular sometimes the moon is closer to earth and when its closest to earth it is known as perigee point, Perigee is known as the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the earth. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with perigee.

This is the second supermoon of 2016 the last one was on october 16 and the next one after today's supermoon is on december 14.


You wont get to see the moon this closer to earth until  Nov. 24, 2034. The moon will be 221,524 miles from our planet at its closest approach, the average distance is 238,900 miles.

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