Super Frost Moon Lights Up the Sky This Weekend

The Met Office has stated that Pakistan is to witness a supermoon not before 2034

That kind of full moon won't be seen again from Earth until 2034, according to NASA. That's because December's full moon is 2017's only supermoon.

Arvind Paranjpye, director of the Nehru Planetarium at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, told The Indian Express that the supermoon appears to be nearly 14 per cent larger and about 30 per cent brighter than the normal full moon, as seen from Earth.

The moon will be roughly 10,000 miles closer to Earth on Sunday evening, creating our first and only Supermoon of the year. The moon's orbit around our planet is tilted so it usually falls above or below the shadow of the earth. The point farthest away from the Earth is called apogee. Most astronomers suggest watching the supermoon right after sunset and into moonrise, and minutes before the next sunrise as well.

Tomorrow will mark the closest the moon will orbit to the earth all year round and will appear bigger and brighter than usual.

It appears the biggest and brightest during this time because of a "moon illusion" effect, which is created when you're able to compare the moon to other objects for scale.


It's hard for our eyes to distinguish these small changes in size when the Moon is high amidst the vastness of the night sky. "Don't be so focused on your sensor that you miss such an otherworldly sight", they said.

Nichols says that despite the difference between a regular full moon and a supermoon, it is not as grand as it appears.

When's the best time to view the supermoon?

The January 31 supermoon will also be the second full Moon of the month. That'll be a super moon, even by Neil deGrasse Tyson's standards. "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon". "Some people perceive the rising moon as twice as large...", said Paranjpye.

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