The ‘chaand’ will appear around 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter compared with the smallest full moons.




On November 14, the full moon will appear shinier, brighter and fuller. The ‘chaand’ will appear around 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter compared with the smallest full moons. But why would be the moon ‘super’, you may ask. Well, let us explain.


What is a Supermoon?

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Richard Nolle, an astrologer coined the term 30 years ago. The moon appears closest to Earth as it follows the orbit which is not a perfect circle but an ellipse. When the moon is at the closest side, the closest side being called as ‘perigee’, it then becomes bigger than full moon, and is then called a supermoon.


How to see the Supermoon?


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The best time to witness the moon at its full glory is during sunset. Head out during the sunset and in the east direction. It is speculated that in the Northern hemisphere, the moon will rise just after the sunset, whereas in the southern, the moon will rise just before sunset.


How much bigger would the moon be?


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At approximately, 8.09 pm GMT, the moon will pass the orbit at the distance of 356,111 km- the closest it has passed Earth since 1948. The difference in width (diameter) between a supermoon and an average moon is about 7%.


How bright will it look?


Generally, a supermoon is 30% brighter than the smallest full moon, whereas it is only about 15% brighter than an average full moon. Which is why, it would provide more moonlight than the usual full moon light.





Source:IndiaTimes
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