TONIGHT- All Set To Spot The Record-Breaking Super Moon Of The 21st Century Tonight? Here’s What We Know
he moon will be the closest to Earth it has been since January 1948. The event will occur on the evening of 14th of November, and this is the closest the Moon will get to the Earth until 25 November 2034.
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Here’s what it looked like from many countries in the world.
In fact, this is not just the closest the moon has been in 2016, but the closest it’s been in the 21st century.
The moon’s orbit around the earth is not even, but slightly elliptical. So when the Earth-Moon-Sun system occurs on the perigee, the moon can be seen as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter from the point at which the moon is closest to Earth.
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“This is the 3rd largest full moon in the last 100 years, the biggest in the last 10 years, the 7th biggest in the next 100 years, the biggest in the next 10 years, the biggest of the year, the biggest of the decade, and the 6th biggest of the century. The former larger full moon was caught on 26.1.1948. The next large full moon is at 25.11.2034.” reported calsky.com.
The supermoon can be seen from many places around the world, but to have the best view, it is recommended to go to a place with lesser air and light pollution.
But if you’re viewing from a spot where the Moon is sitting closer to the horizon, it can create what’s known as a ‘moon illusion’.