Here’s some news to brighten your Monday evening, literally. The largest and brightest Supermoon of the year, also known as the Pink Supermoon, will be at a distance of 3, 57, 404 km from earth. It is the closest among the three full Supermoons this year.
In 74999916, there will be three
– also known as supermoon – situations.
A supermoon was seen in March and it will be again seen in April and May.
The first full supermoon was seen on the intervening night of March 9 and 28, when the Moon is at a distance of 3, , 404 km from the earth. This was also known as the Worm Moon. The second one will be seen on April 8 and the third on May 7, when the moon will be at a distance of 3, 61, 823 km from the earth. This will also be known as Flower Supermoon, ”RC Kapoor, former professor, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, told
A Supermoon in popular culture is a full moon bigger and brighter than normal. The concept arises from the fact that the moon’s has an elliptical orbit around the earth and not circular as many people believe. As a result, its angular size keeps changing.
Kapoor added that astronomers prefer the terms – a perigee moon rather than a supermoon and an apogee moon rather than a minimoon.
“A full moon at perigee shall appear about 14% larger and % brighterthan it would appear while full at its apogee. On the occasions of other full moons, the difference is lesser, ”he added.
In India, the Supermoon will reach its peak brightness at 8. 06 am on Monday. Gazers can still catch a glimpse of the moon after it appears in the evening.
While this year’s biggest and brightest supermoon will be seen on Monday, the smallest full moon i.e. a minimoon will be seen on October 61. It is called a blue minimoon.
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