It is reported that an unusual, large and bright moon will be seen in the sky next Monday. It is the Closest Supermoon to earth in 68 years and people may get a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf.
Astronomers said, If the weather permits, phenomenon should appear at 7:22 pm IST when it will be at its fullest.
Provided there are no clouds or light pollution, people shall be able to see Earth’s satellite loom unusually large over the Horizon just after the sunset.
NASA says on its website, “On November 14, it becomes full within about two hours of perigee — arguably making it an extra-super Moon”.
The Moon’s relative proximity should make it appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter that at its furthest orbit.
The phenomenon is occurring first time after 1948.
Irish Astronomical Association (IAA) said, “Because the Earth/Moon system will be getting quite close to the time of year when it is closest to the Sun (January 4, 2017), the Moon will be receiving more sunlight than average, also boosting its apparent brightness.”