Thursday, December 15, 2016

Supermoon December 2016

December 13, 2016: last monthly supermoon in trifecta


Supermoon's reflected light bores through marine layer mist
in photo taken approximately 8:30 p.m. on California coast.

(Excerpt) "A full moon occurs each month when the sun, Earth and moon line up, with the moon on the side of the Earth opposite to the sun. The term 'supermoon' is used to describe a full moon at its perigee — the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth, causing it to appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in the sky...

Other Historical Names for 'Supermoon' Celestial Event
December's full moon is also known in the Northern Hemisphere as the Full Cold Moon and the Long Nights Moon... [and] the full Frost Moon, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac."

When is the next Supermoon?
(Excerpt) "The closest distance the moon has ever come to the Earth happened January 1912. It came just under 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) closer than during... [this one in 2016. The next] ...November 2034 supermoon will be even closer to our planet."
Source: When is the next Supermoon?

Update: Supermoon


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