Super Moon and 2015 Lunar Events- Reblog from (Super) DanSpace77
Image Credit & Copyright: Rick Baldridge (links below).
The fifth and final supermoon of 2014 is scheduled to occur on the Harvest moon; Monday September 8th at 21:39 EDT (01:39 UTC on the 9th) where it will be at a distance of 358,387 km (222,691 mi).
Before we go too far lets touch on a couple valuable lunar definitions.
PERIGEE: The moons closest point from Earth in its 29.5 day synodic cycle.
APOGEE: The moons furthest point from Earth in its 29.5 day synodic cycle.
SUPERMOON: A new or full moon within 90% of perigee. These moons are officially designated as proxigean or the more modern perigee moons.
On average, supermoons are approximately 14% larger and 30% brighter than an apogee full moon. That sure does sound like a lot (and it is) but it’s really difficult to notice the difference. Even those of us who view the moon…
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