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Supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “supermoon” is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology.
The most recent occurrence was on June 23, 2013, as the closest and largest full moon of the year and the Moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013.
Pictures from around the world are casting a spotlight on this weekend’s supermoon. The biggest, brightest full moon of the year and now is the perfect time to get in on the action yourself.
The moon is even getting some love from the International Space Station, where NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted out a picture of moonrise over New Brunswick. In her picture, the lunar disk doesn’t seem all that super, because of the comparison with Earth’s broad, gently curving horizon.
It’s true that this full moon is only about 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than it would be at its dimmest. Nevertheless, Supermoon Weekend is a fine occasion to shower some extra attention on our closest celestial neighbor. There’s a super view on Saturday night as well as Sunday night.
This full moon is the year’s brightest because two lunar phenomena come together at almost the same time. At 7 a.m. ET Sunday, the moon is at the closest point in its egg-shaped orbit around Earth. The moon’s full phase officially occurs 32 minutes later. The proximity when the moon turns full is what gives the moon its maximum brightness, as seen from Earth. We explained all that in more detail in this report from earlier this week and in this one from May 2012, when last year’s supermoon took place.
Unless you’re clued in to the supermoon, you might not even notice that it’s happening. Despite all the folk tales you may have heard, there’s no clear scientific link between full moons and misfortune. We may be in for higher tides than normal, but that’s nothing to get alarmed about.
People are already doing that, as you can see from the slideshow above. Why not snap a picture yourself? This photography guide tells you how to get a great picture of the amazing nature.We have beautiful amazing nature pictures such as supermoon pictures. In our beautiful planet, there are thousands amazing nature places, some of them looks unreal if you see them it can confuse you, but they are real.
If we look closer and we get to know our planet we will surely fall in love with it. Here is a collection of unique places that can be found on Earth, that look unreal and its hard to believe they actually exist.