Super worm moon lights up the night sky

Supermoon in New York

Supermoon in New York

Last night a supermoon graced the skies-and gave photographers around the world the opportunity to capture some spectacular images of the astronomical phenomenon. He defined it as "a New or a Full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in its orbit".

This is because the Moon's orbit is not a ideal circle and is actually slightly oval.

The moon will be full in South Africa on Monday, 9 March 2020 at 19:47.

Since the worm moon qualified as a supermoon, it looked 15 per cent brighter and seven per cent bigger than a regular full moon due to its proximity to earth.

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"Supermoon is a popular term indicating a full moon or a new moon happening when our satellite is close to its perigee, that is its minimum distance from the Earth", Luca Masi, an astronomer from the Virtual Telescope Project, said in a statement provided to Newsweek. The October full moon will be the second of two full moons in October making it a Blue Moon.

The smallest and furthest full moon of the year will fall on 31 October 2020. To the settlers, it was known as the Lenten Moon, heralding spring, as it was considered the last full moon of winter. It reached its peak fullness at 1:48 p.m. EST.

"It makes sense that only the southern tribes called this the Worm Moon". You'll only have to wait about a month to see the next one in 2020. April's Pink Full Moon will be the closest and largest supermoon of the year.

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