5 things to know about Saturday’s supermoon

December 12, 2015 - Supermoon

The tenure “supermoon” was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, not an astronomer. (Source: PBS.org

Brtish astronomer Gemma Lavender says Nolle’s claims that a moon’s alliance to a Earth can trigger earthquakes, volcanoes and tidal floods are unfounded. 

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Nevertheless, the tenure has turn some-more renouned with a ubiquitous open in new years.

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WHEN ARE THIS YEAR’S REMAINING SUPERMOONS?

There were 3 supermoons progressing in a year, and there are 3 supermoons remaining in 2015: Aug 29, Sep 28 and Oct 27.

Watch: When to locate this Fall’s 3 supermoons

WHAT IS A SUPERMOON?

Because a moon has an elliptical orbit, instead of revolving around a Earth in a ideal circle, there is a time when it is farthest from us — a round — and a time when it is closest — a perigee.

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A “supermoon” rises behind roadside plants flourishing in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, Jun 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

“What skywatchers are many meddlesome in is perigee, a date and time when a moon is closest to Earth.” (Source: Discovery.com

PERIGEE IS SUNDAY

So, a perigee is a indicate when a moon is closest to a Earth.

“This month, perigee occurs on Sunday, Aug. 30, during 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), about 18 hours after full moon. At that time, a moon will be 222,631 miles (358,290 kilometers) divided from Earth.”(Source: Discovery.com

SUPERMOON ACTUALLY OCCURS 18 HOURS AFTER FULL MOON

This month’s perigee occurs Sunday, Aug. 30, during 11 a.m.(EDT). That’s about 18 hours after a Saturday night full moon. So a Aug supermoon is not utterly full.

COMING UP: SEPTEMBER SUPERMOON HAS IT ALL

Although a full moon and perigee don’t accurately overlie this month, a supermoon subsequent month — on Sept. 28, 2015 — will coincide with a full moon, creation it a biggest and closest moon of a year.

Not usually is a Sep supermoon a full moon, it’s also famous as a Harvest Moon.


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