Monday, 14 November 2016

Σούπερ-πανσέληνος 14/11/2016 απο την Κύπρο - Super moon 14/11/2016 from Cyprus

Το φεγγάρι  υπέρλαμπρο. Η σούπερ-πανσέληνος προσέφερε μαγικές εικόνες αφού απείχε από την γη μόλις… 348.400 χιλιόμετρα.

Η Σελήνη πλησίασε στη Γη περισσότερο από κάθε άλλη φορά εδώ και σχεδόν 69 χρόνια κάτι που σημαίνει, ότι είναι η μεγαλύτερη που έχει υπάρξει μετά το 1948.

Η επόμενη φορά που το φεγγάρι θα βρεθεί πάλι τόσο κοντά και θα φαίνεται τόσο μεγάλο και φωτεινό, θα είναι τον Νοέμβριο του 2034, σύμφωνα με τη NASA

A very rare #Supermoon will be visible in the sky tonight- as the moon comes closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years.

The "supermoon", the closest the moon comes to Earth since 1948

If there is one thing you must do today, it is to make sure you get a good look at the moon. More specifically, the 14% bigger, 30% brighter ‘supermoon’.

Supermoons are a sight to behold but the November 14 one is extra special because this is the closest the full moon has been to Earth since 1948. In fact, if you miss today’s supermoon, another one like it will only come by in 2034.

What is a supermoon?

The moon’s moves in an elliptical orbit around the Earth, not a circular one. This means that at times, it is closer to our planet and at times, farther away. The point when the moon is closest to Earth is called ‘perigree’ and when it is farthest is called ‘apogee’.
The moon goes through different phases such as a full moon, crescent, half-moon etc. So, when the two conditions coincide – that is, a full moon passes closest to earth – astronomers call it the supermoon.

What’s ‘super’ about it?

Well, since it is closest to Earth, the moon appears larger in diameter and shines 30 per cent brighter. To the naked eye, the difference is really not that remarkable. The moon’s larger-than-usual appearance does bring higher tides.

Photos and video Agios Sozomenos 14/11/2016 by George Konstantinou

No comments:

Post a Comment