WASHINGTON: Astrologist have forecast largest supermoon 2016 since 1948 coming on the night of November 14 as the full moon will not come this close to earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.
Astronomy fans and selenophiles would love to look up to the skies t spot the biggest and brightest supermoon over 70 years tonight.
This month is the second in a series of three consecutive super moons happening late in 2016, with the first taking place in October, and the last in December.
A super moon is a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit, as
`Perigee’ means “near Earth”, a Meteorological expert told APP.
He informed that an astrologer, Richard Nolle, coined the term super moon over 30 years ago, but now many in astronomy use it as well. There are 4-6 super moons a year on average.
According to the definition of super moon coined by Nolle, the year 2016 has a total of six super moons. The new moons of March, April and May and the full moons of October, November and December all qualify as super moons.
What’s the Best Time to watch Supermoon in US?
When it comes to the US and Europe, the moon will be at perigee or closest to Earth at 6.22 am EST (11.22 am GMT). It will turn into a full moon within two hours.
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