Three Super Moons to Be Observed between December and January

Three Super Moons to Be Observed between December and January

The moon will be visible to see on Sunday after 5 p.m. when it begins to rise, however, it won't officially be a Supermoon until it is at its closest point to Earth, which will be at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday. Far passes are called "apogee".

The day after the moon will be at its closest to earth in the month.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials had said that supermoon was seen 70 years ago however, the force of attraction was the strongest resulting in high tides than usual. Closer to eight o'clock in the evening of 3 December, the Moon will approach the minimum distance, and then will gradually be removed. When this happened past year, the moon appeared up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal.

It's worth noting that a supermoon technically occurs during a new moon, too, but that phenomenon usually isn't referred to as a supermoon since new moons are not visible in the night sky. Supermoons happen when a full moon is closest to earth in its orbit.




The supermoon tends to be brighter and appear to be larger than its usual size.

"It is said that the moon appears larger because we compare it with terrestrial objects such as trees or buildings".

If you're unable to see the supermoon, you won't have to wait long for another opportunity. According to MSN, the best time to view the supermoon is when the moon is sitting on the horizon, right after the moonrise and before the sunrise. This is known as the moon illusion and the moon hasn't grown; it's a trick your eyes are playing on you.

"The supermoon gets headlines because the moon's a little bigger and a little brighter, but people get frustrated that they can't always tell the difference".

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