A SUPERMOON is a coincidence of a full moon with closest approach the moon makes to the earth on its elliptical orbit resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from earth.
“Supermoon” isn’t actually an astronomic word but it makes the phenomenon visually clearer than thousands of words. When this happens … the moon becomes full at 14:52 but it can be found under the horizon. The moon rises at 17:18, when the sky is still dark.
This video was made by NASA.
On 14 November 2016, the supermoon was 356,511 kilometres away from the centre of the earth. The next supermoon will be on 25 November 2034.
WE SAW THE SUPERMOON A ND WE TOOK PHOTOS. HERE IS ONE!
The supermoon was seen by people all over the world, in every continent...
That night we and our friends saw the gorgeous super moon. We live in a small town located in a valley surrounded by mountains and the vision was clear, perfect, awesome: the moon was there, big and bright, though the sky was a bit cloudy. We took lots of photos - not only the one above - to keep a visual memory of the extraordinay event.
“No matter where it is in the sky. No matter where you are in the world. The moon is never bigger than your thumb."
–Nicholas Sparks, Dear John-
Camilla & Francesca