The world is all set to witness the biggest moon ‘Super Moon’ as it will be closest to the planet Earth since 1948. One have to wait until 2034 to catch the glimpse of such moon again. People all over the world are trying their best to watch this biggest moon since last 68 years.
Many people have moved to the tall buildings or ancient places to easily catch the glimpse of the Super Moon.
Size of Super Moon
Super Moon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the normal full moon.
At the same time people living along the shores are also alarmed due to the tide factor involving around.
Best Time to watch Super Moon
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), “On 14th November, 2016 at 18:52 PST moon will be very close to the earth,” that means it will be the best time to watch the moon in different areas countrywide.
What is super-moon?
To the best of our knowledge, astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term super-moon more than 30 years ago. The term has only recently come into popular usage.
Nolle has defined a super-moon as:
“…a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or hear (within 90% of ) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.”
That’s a useful definition and allows for many super-moons. By this definition, according to Nolle:
“There are 4-6 super-moons a year on average.”
The moon is full, or opposite Earth from the sun, once each month. it’s new, or more or less between the Earth and sun, once each month. And, every month, as the moon orbits Earth, it comes closest to Earth. That point is called perigee. The moon always swings farthest away once each month; that point is called apogee.
The full moon on August 10, 2014, will present the closest super-moon of the year (356,896 kilometers or 221,765 miles).