Two super moon still we can see in 2016- Kavignar Thanigai.
thanks: Times of India and IANS
Brightest ‘supermoon’ in 70 years on Monday
NEW YORK: Spotting a full moon always reminds us of our loved ones and on Monday you should prepare yourself for the largest and brightest moon in nearly 70 years.
According to NASA, the moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it is farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth, it is known as a supermoon.
At perigree – the point at which the moon is closest to Earth – the moon can be as much as 14 per cent closer to Earth than at apogee — when the moon is farthest from our planet.
The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and because it is larger, it shines 30 per cent more moonlight onto the Earth.
Brightest SuperMORON is existing since almost 50 years in the country…Look at Pappu.
“The difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle. Any time after sunset should be fine. Since the moon is full, it’ll rise at nearly the same time as sunset. You don’t have to stay up all night to see it, unless you really want to!” said Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission.
This is actually the second of three supermoons in a row, so if the clouds do not cooperate for you this weekend, you will have another chance next month to see the last supermoon of 2016 on December 14.