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Brightest supermoon since 1948

This past weekend has brought something special to the skies - a Supermoon that is larger and brighter than any since 1948.With a full moon occurrin

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This past weekend has brought something special to the skies – a Supermoon that is larger and brighter than any since 1948.

With a full moon occurring closer to Earth than usual, the phenomena known as a Supermoon is experienced – a Moon that looks larger and brighter than an ordinary full moon. This was not only the closest full moon of 2020, but according to NASA, the closest full moon to Earth since 1948.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the moon was closest to Earth about 12 hours after reaching its fullest phase, when it was at its brightest. When it rises in the sky, it appears slightly larger than usual, as well as beaming more light our way as the Sun reflects back at us from the Moon’s surface.

But why is it so bright? It has to do with a concept called “perigee” – when the Moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit. With the Moon looking full at the same time, it is the rare occurrence of a Supermoon.

Though this experience was certainly unique, Supermoons will continue to occur into the future. And the next one won’t be too far off – it is estimated to be seen again in August 2021.

Be sure to stay on the lookout for the beautiful and awe-inspiring Supermoons in the future.

The Brightest Supermoon Since 1948

The world witnessed one of the most remarkable astronomical events in recent times – the brightest supermoon since 1948. A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to the Earth, making it appear larger and brighter than usual.

What Is a Supermoon?

A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and it is at its closest approach to the Earth. Because of this closeness, it appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a regular full moon, making it look spectacular when seen in the night sky.

The Brightest Supermoon of 2020

On April 7th, 2020, a supermoon was visible from all points of the globe. According to astronomers, this was the biggest and brightest supermoon since 1948 and for the first time in many decades, it was visible in its entirety in all regions.

5 Things You Need to See a Supermoon

Watching a supermoon is a memorable experience, one that you won’t soon forget. Here are the things you need for the perfect view:

  • Clear sky – You need a clear sky for the best view.
  • A good spot – Make sure you pick a good location with an open view of the sky.
  • Binoculars – While you can see the moon with the naked eye, binoculars will help you get an even better look.
  • Camera – For those who want to capture pictures of the supermoon, make sure to bring a good camera.
  • Patience – Just like any other astronomical event, the supermoon is visible only when the skies are clear. So you need to be patient for the perfect view.

The April 7th supermoon was a sight to behold and one not to be missed. Every year we have a few supermoons, although not all of them can be this spectacular. So, if you get a chance, make sure you take the time to witness this special beauty of nature!

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