Giant supermoon will be biggest & brightest since 1948

Hopefully the skies will stay clear for once

Earth Changing Extremities

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On Monday at 6:15 a.m. EST, it will be a mere 356,509 kilometers (221,524 miles) from Earth. NASA has dubbed it an “extra-supermoon” because of its proximity to the planet, and due to the fact it won’t appear again until until 2034.
The moon will look 14 percent bigger than normal when it reaches perigee, the point when the moon is closest to the Earth. It will be much brighter too, thanks to the planet being closer to the sun at this time of year and the supermoon’s radiance shining 30 percent more light on Earth.
Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, says the supermoon will be visible for a couple of days. “I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday to see the supermoon,” he said.
“The difference in…

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2 thoughts on “Giant supermoon will be biggest & brightest since 1948

    • I remember driving down a country road a few years ago and the moon looked enormous! An optical illusion of course as it had just risen low on the horizon. Hopefully I’ll see something similar on Monday night.


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