It’s a Supermoon Sunday!

On this day, the moon appears 14 per cent bigger and 16 per cent brighter than usual

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Coming Sunday, do not miss out on the chance of witnessing the 'Supermoon' as this will be the first and last supermoon you will get to see this year.

What is a Supermoon?

It is a popular term for a full or New Moon when the Moon comes close to the Earth. On this day, the Moon appears 14 per cent bigger and 16 per cent brighter than usual. In 1979, Richard Nole coined the term 'Supermoon'.

On Sunday, around 5:56 pm, the Moon will appear in the sky and will be close to Earth at a distance of 3.57 lakh km which is usually 3.84 lakh km,” D K Soman, Astrologer.



On December 3, the moon will come close to the Earth and will be visible between 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. It can be seen with the naked eye. When the moon comes closer to the Earth, it is in the form of elliptical orbit,” Chintan Joshi, Guide, Nehru Planetarium.

Last year, the Supermoon was visible on November 14 and now it will be visible next year i.e. on January 1, 2018, informed Soman.

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