Spectacular Photos of a Supermoon
August 11, 2014 - Supermoon
Stargazers who stayed indoors Sunday night missed out on a genuine treat.
The biggest and fullest moon of a year — a supermoon — illuminated adult a night sky.
In box we were bustling indoors or had an early bedtime, we have we covered.
A supermoon occurs when a Earth is during a closest stretch to a moon.
The full moon occurred during 2:09 p.m. EDT, according to Space.com. This means that while heavens watchers in North America were treated to a fantastic moon on a setting during nightfall, they were technically looking during a loss gibbous moon.
There are 4 to 6 supermoons each year, and during those times, a moon is 30,000 miles closer to a Earth than a normal distance. NASA tweeted that a Aug supermoon was approaching to be 14 percent closer to Earth and 30 percent brighter than other full moons.
While this supermoon was billed as a best of 2014, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson forked out on Twitter that it was usually somewhat some-more higher than a final full moon on Jul 13.
July’s full moon is to August’s “Super Moon” what a 16.0 in. pizza is to a 16.1 in. pizza. I’m only saying.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 11, 2014
If you’re kicking yourself for blank a giveaway uncover in a sky, we have another chance.
Put Sept. 8 on your calendar. That’s when a subsequent supermoon is approaching to beauty a heavens.