SUPERMOONS are rare, but when they do, they create magnificent landscapes that are not to be missed.
But you may be wondering how such a phenomenon comes about, so here we tell you everything you ever wondered about super moons.
What is a super moon?
Astrologer Richard Nolle first defined the term supermoon in 1979.
He explained that the phenomenon is “a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is in a given orbit at or near (within 90 percent) of its closest approach to Earth.”
Based on Nolle’s theory, the moon would have to be about 226,000 miles from Earth to be considered “super”.
Due to its relatively close proximity to Earth, the celestial body’s surface area appears much larger when a supermoon occurs.
Some now describe this phenomenon as the moon illusion.
The moon appears 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than it actually is, and it’s an illusion because our brains can’t understand that the sky we live under is a dome.
How rare are super moons?
The scientific event is quite unusual as it can occur approximately every 14 lunar months or full moons.
During the last such cycle, on November 14, 2016, one saw the most impressive supermoon since January 26, 1948.
It is estimated that this super moon will not be exceeded until at least November 25, 2034.
It is also estimated that the last super moon this century will be on December 6, 2052.
What are the Effects of a Supermoon?
Although a full moon is sometimes associated with insanity and insanity, there is no evidence that it actually has any effect on humans.
Even so, a supermoon is believed to have an impact on Earth’s waters.
When a full moon is closer to our planet, tide levels are often higher.
Although there is no solid scientific evidence, some astrologers believe that a supermoon was responsible for tsunamis in Tohoku in 2011 and in the Indian Ocean in 2004.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/371642/supermoon-explained/ What is a super moon? – The US sun