In News: The Supermoon was seen worldwide in different time zones
- A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest to the Earth at the same time that the Moon is full.
- As the Moon orbits the Earth, there is a point of time when the distance between the two is the least (perigee).
- Also, there is a point of time when the distance is the most (apogee)
- Now, when a full moon appears at the point when the distance between the Earth and the Moon is the least, not only does it appear to be brighter but it is also larger than a regular full moon.
- In a typical year, there may be two to four full supermoons and two to four new supermoons in a row
Source: Indian Express