‘Super moon’ to gleam on Friday
May 25, 2017 - Supermoon
A blurb jet nearby London’s Heathrow Airport flies in front of a moon on Nov 13, 2016. On May 26, a moon orbits closer to a earth than usual, apropos a “super moon.” / Korea Times File
By Lee Han-soo
A “super moon” will be manifest on Friday, according to a Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA).
At a closest, a moon will be about 357,000 kilometers from a earth, creation it a supposed “super moon.” The common normal stretch is 384,400 kilometers.
The final time a moon was as tighten was on Nov. 14, 2016.
The KHOA warned costal residents to take precautions as a super moon is approaching to emanate outrageous tides.
“Although a moon will be physically tighten to a earth, it might not demeanour as large as people design since factors such as atmosphere impact a appearance,” an consultant told Yonhap News Agency.