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Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Science |

Do not miss the super moon weekend

Do not miss the super moon weekend

On Sunday 23 the will be at its closest point to Earth during this 2013, around about 356,000 miles away. This will cause the moon or “super moon” look 8% bigger and 17% brighter than normal . Two years ago, this was about 356,576 miles away from earth.

For tomorrow the distance will be about 356.991 miles, slightly farther than two years ago but, closer to the average are about 364,000 kilometers and occur at 7:09 a.m. ET U.S. would be the 6: 9:00 a.m. Central Time Mexico, Chile time 7:09 a.m., 8:09 a.m. time of 1:09 p.m. Argentina and Spain but of course, the latter are not able to observe the phenomenon.

Anthony Cook, observer of Los Angeles Griffith Observatory said that this phenomenon can be seen in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, which means that in the Americas will be seen at dawn while in Asia and Australia will see it at sunset.

Interestingly this phenomenon that happens once a year seems to have “super effects” on earth, or at least none that scientists have discovered so far, though, as with every full moon, high surf is expected.

Link: Solstice Sky Fills Supermoon This Weekend (National Geographic)

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