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NASA explains why November 14 supermoon is especially 'super'! (Watch video)

Also called November's full moon, Monday's supermoon will be no ordinary sight as it will be the closest full moon to Earth since 1948.


NASA explains why November 14 supermoon is especially 'super'! (Watch video)
The moon is a familiar sight, but the days leading up to Monday, Nov. 14, promise a spectacular supermoon show- Image credit: NASA/YouTube

New Delhi: Space enthusiasts are gearing up for a rare celestial event, a spectacular 'supermoon' show, which will occur on Monday November 14.

Also called November's full moon, Monday's supermoon will be no ordinary sight as it will be the closest full moon to Earth since 1948, providing stargazers a chance for dramatic photos and striking surf.

As per NASA, when a full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit it appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, making it a supermoon.

The moon is a familiar sight in our sky, brightening dark nights and reminding us of space exploration, past and present.

In the following video, NASA explains why the upcoming supermoon will be especially 'super'. Watch it below!

Astronomers said that if weather permits, the phenomenon should appear at its most impressive at 1352 GMT, when it will be at its fullest just as night falls over Asia. Provided there are no clouds and not too much light pollution, people should be able to see Earth`s satellite loom unusually large over the horizon shortly after sunset, irrespective of where in the world they are.

The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it’s farther away.

So don't miss seeing the November 14 supermoon because the moon won’t be this super again until 2034.

From Zee News

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