This Monday stargazers will experience something unique that hasn’t been seen since 1948. Well yes, it is our natural satellite “The Moon”.
On Monday November 14th 2016, our Moon will be especially super because it is closest to the Earth since 1948.
According to Wikipedia, supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee–syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “supermoon” is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing.
The Moon appears full from Earth when Earth is between Sun and the Moon. Moon sometimes becomes closer to earth than other times due to it’s elliptical orbit. According to NASA, Earth will be bathed 30 percent more Moonlight in supermoon.
In 2016, there are total three supermoons, besides November’s there was one on 16th October and will be another on 14th December. But this Month’s supermoon is the brightest.
NASA scientists have studied Moon for decades. A better understanding of the Moon infer what is happening on other planets and objects of our solar system.
According to a statement from NASA, the Supermoon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25th 2034. So guys mark November 14th on your calendar and don’t miss it, you won’t be able to see this until 2034.