Super moon to be seen on Sunday night

03 December, 2017, 01:41 | Author: Diane Mills
  • A full moon arises when the Earth sits directly between the sun and the moon

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has denied reports of supermoon sighting in Pakistan in a statement issued on Saturday by clearing that it would be full moon instead.

Because of the moon's extra-close approach to Earth, it will appear about 14 per cent bigger than if it were at its farthest away point in its orbit.

Sunday brings about our monthly appearance of a full moon, but this weekend it will be especially spectacular.

This means that each month the moon reaches a furthest point from earth and a closest point.

This last full moon of the year is known as a Frost Moon, Cold Moon or Moon Before Yule. The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies on Sunday night, and you can check the National Weather Service's graphical forecast for a more specific prediction.

And while it may appear super, the term "supermoon" is not the official term for the astronomical phenomenon.

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However, December's full moon is the only visible supermoon.

When the supermoon is viewed low on the horizon, it appears huge. This is because the previous two were around the time of a new moon, which isn't visible in the sky. If you want to celebrate the year's most super supermoon as a holiday for moongazers, I don't see anything wrong with that.

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

A supermoon is also believed to have an impact on the Earth's waters.

Though this will be the fourth supermoon of 2017, the previous three were not visible because they coincided with new moons.

Supermoon Sunday is at hand, and although some may scoff, the supermoon concept provides a good excuse to take a close look at a celestial sight we often take for granted. "But it's another great chance to watch the Moon".

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