Supermoon 2013


From a carpark last night I saw the huge orange moon! It’s not exactly clear in the photo but the moon was definitely bigger than usual because it’s supposedly closer to the Earth these few days. It’s really the biggest and brightest moon I can ever recall seeing (not prominent in the photo though).
On June 23 2013, the moon was supposedly at its closest point to Earth — the point is called a perigee. This phenomena happens as the moon enters its fullest phase, creating a cosmic coincidence known as the supermoon. At its fullest and closest, the moon is supposed to appear about 12% larger in the sky. Supermoons occur about once annually but supermoon 2013 was supposedly closer than usual.
The article about supermoons can be read here.


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