Supermoon On Aug 10 Will Be Biggest Of 2014
August 9, 2014 - Supermoon
There’s going to be an extra-special moon this weekend.
The materialisation — any full moon that coincides with a time in a moon’s orbit when it’s closest to Earth — should be manifest on Sunday night after sunset.
How fantastic will this supermoon be?
In comparison to other full moons, supermoons can be adult to 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter, according to NASA. In addition, a Aug 2014 supermoon will turn full during a same hour that a moon comes closest to a Earth (lunar perigee), definition it will dwarf other full moons that have depressed on a same day as a lunar perigee.
Send us your supermoon photos this weekend!
You can twitter your photos with hashtag #HuffPostSupermoon. Or, we can contention them directly to a “Supermoon 2014” slideshow, that will be featured in a supermoon live blog on a dusk of Sunday, Aug. 10.
We’ll be collecting user photos from all over, and yours might be featured!
The Aug supermoon might also span easily with a Perseid meteor shower, that should be manifest this weekend when Earth passes by a waste section left by Comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids, that might offer skywatchers a perspective of 100 sharpened stars per hour, will peak between Aug. 10 and Aug. 13.
Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.