Saturday, September 22, 2018

Supermoon Gets Closer To Earth, Shining Brightest On Sunday


The moon is about to go nearer the earth and the people around the world is going to see it bigger and brighter, so long as clouds won’t hide it from us.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed in its website,, that a supermoon is going to occur on November 14 at 1:52 p.m. UTC, or 8:52 a.m. ET.

According to NASA, the moon travels around the earth in an elliptical orbit.  When the moon gets closer to the earth than it normally does, it has reached its perigree status, thus, supermoon appears.

By Sunday, the moon is closest to the earth by the distance of 356,509 kilometers (221,524 miles) which exceeded the average distance of 384,400km.

When the supermoon is at its full blown, it will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a traditional full moon, making it a perfect backdrop for a photo.

Stargazers or skywatchers are now excited to witness this rare phenomenon which occurred 69 years ago in 1948.

NASA said people have to wait until 2034 to witness this similar event when the moon is predicted to come even closer by 64km to Earth.

Meanwhile, scientist explained that when the moon is closest to the Earth, its gravitational influence is at its strongest pull which causes the rising of sea level.

People living along coastlines will surely notice a higher-than-usual tides but it won’t bring flood, unless there is no weather disturbance in the area.  Storms accompanied by strong winds do have potentials to heighten the waves in the oceans or seas.

So while preparing your equipment and finding a powerful location for the shooting of the supermoon, make sure that you also watch for the weather system so that your meet up with the supermoon is going to be epic.

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