Friday, 4 November 2016

4th November 2016 - Moons and Supermoons

Thought for the day:" I've been repeating the same mistakes in life for so long now, I think I'll start calling them traditions."

Seems we have a super moon coming up soon ...

The night sky is set to put on an amazing display this month giving stargazers the chance to see meteors, planets and a supermoon.
In fact, the supermoon will be the biggest one since 1948 - it'll be roughly 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an average full moon. It hasn’t come this close to Earth since 1948 and won’t come this close again until November 25, 2034, according to NASA.
The striking phenomenon means that 2016 will end with a total of three supermoons in October, November and December.
The reason for the supermoon is that the elliptical orbit of our lunar neighbour occasionally brings it in line with the Sun and the Earth. When this happens, and the moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, it appears bigger and brighter.


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