Supermoon

Supermoon. Super sight!

At 15:47 GMT today and for the first time in nearly a year, the Moon will look about 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal.

This phenomenon happens because the Moon circuits the Earth in an elliptical or oval orbit. So sometimes it’s closer to Earth than at other times. When it’s closest it’s known as a perigee Moon and when the perigee Moon is also a full Moon, it’s known as a Supermoon.

It will appear brightest at midnight – when at its highest point above the horizon.

Worth waiting up for if you can!

 

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