Year in Review: The year of a supermoon

December 20, 2016 - Supermoon

It’s a buzzword that graced headlines around a world: supermoon.


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A supermoon is a outcome of a materialisation called perigee-syzygy. Syzygy is what happens when a sun, moon and Earth line adult as a moon orbits Earth.  Perigee is a when the moon’s circuit brings it closest to Earth – 30,000 miles closer – than when it’s during apogee, or a indicate in a circuit when it’s farthest from Earth. When a moon achieves perigee-syzygy and it’s on a conflicting side of Earth from a sun, a supermoon occurs.

But is it rare? Not really. This year we saw 3 supermoons seem in tighten succession: once any in October, Nov and December.  So a entertain of a months in 2016 yielded this supposed “rare” event.


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Frank Florian, executive of planetarium and sciences during a TELUS World of Science in Edmonton said “supermoon” is a bit of misnomer.

“It’s only a approach that someone attempted to explain that infrequently a moon comes a bit closer to a Earth and use that tenure as a anxiety for it given it’s closer though not indispensably any improved or opposite than any other full moon for that matter,” he said.

October 16

The supermoon on Oct. 16 brought views of a brightly illuminated moon to skywatchers. It was beautiful, though not a remarkably singular event.

HOBOKEN, NJ  OCTOBER 16: A full Hunters super moon rises behind center Manhattan and Empire State Building in New York City on Oct 16, 2016 as seen from Hoboken, NJ, (Photo by VIEWpress/Corbis around Getty Images)

HOBOKEN, NJ – OCTOBER 16: A full Hunter’s super moon rises behind center Manhattan and Empire State Building in New York City on Oct 16, 2016 as seen from Hoboken, NJ, (Photo by VIEWpress/Corbis around Getty Images)

HOBOKEN, NJ  OCTOBER 16: A full Hunters super moon rises behind center Manhattan and Empire State Building in New York City on Oct 16, 2016 as seen from Hoboken, NJ, (Photo by VIEWpress/Corbis around Getty Images)

HOBOKEN, NJ – OCTOBER 16: A full Hunter’s super moon rises behind center Manhattan and Empire State Building in New York City on Oct 16, 2016 as seen from Hoboken, NJ, (Photo by VIEWpress/Corbis around Getty Images)

November 14

This supermoon was dubbed a “super-duper” moon given of a vicinity to Earth. Scientists pronounced it would be a closest a moon was to a world in a 21st century and that a moon would not be that tighten again until Nov. 25, 2034.

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December 14

This supermoon wasn’t super-duper though it did start during a same time as a Geminid meteor shower. However, the moon’s liughtness busted a perspective of a meteor shower, thus creation it a bit of a skywatcher’s letdown.


— With files from Emily Mertz and Marilisa Racco, Global News

source ⦿ http://globalnews.ca/news/3132139/year-in-review-the-year-of-the-supermoon/

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