Considering we all witnessed the Supermoon on the evening of 14th November 2016, here are some facts for you that will give you a little insight on our friendly sun-reflecting disc and prepare you for the next such event.
- A Supermoon is 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the usual moon.
- The Supermoon that occurred on 14th November 2016 got was 221,524 miles from Earth – almost touching distance in space terms.
- The last time we witnessed a moon like this was in 1948.
- The next time we witness a Supermoon this close to the earth will be on 25th November 2034.
- The closest Supermoon of the century will occur on December 6, 2052.
- The closest Supermoons are nearly always full moons.
- The astrological term for a Supermoon is Perigee-Syzygy of the Earth–Moon–Sun system.
- The opposite of Supermoon is a Micromoon, also called Apogee-Syzgy in astrological terms.
- Supermoons are known to cause Super tides.
- The term ‘Supermoon’ was coined as recently as 2011, when the interest in Supermoons began to grow.