On November 14 the full Moon will be at perigee, its point of orbit closest to the Earth. In other words, the Moon will be closer to our planet than it has ever been since January 1948, and will not be before November 25, 2034. A rare phenomenon, which will allow fans to admire one of the ” most impressive appearances of moon of the century “, according to Nasa, which speaks of the ” super Moon “.
Coincidence of two astronomical phenomena (a phase of the full Moon and a star which is closest to the Earth), this ” super Moon ” we will show the Moon closer, larger and brighter than normal.
These ” super Moons “ return all the 1 year and 48 days. “ But there are super Moons more super than others “, note the French astronomer. And on November 14, promises to be unprecedented for seventy years.
The Moon be ” only “ 356 509 kilometres away from the Earth (for an average distance of 384 400 km). “ we need to go back to January 26, 1948, to have a super Moon, whose distance from Earth is smaller “, says Pascal Descamps. And it wasn’t until November 25, 2034 for the Moon is closer to us.
Observable in the world
where the name chosen this time, ” super Moon “… An accumulation of prefixes, used by Nasa, which made a little smile to the european astronomers. Still, our sun will reach its perigee, its closest point to the Earth, has 12h22 (French time) and will be full at 14: 52 (French time). It will be visible, once the night falls, everywhere in the world.
And to be able to enjoy, it will be necessary to put the head outside to the moment where it will appear (if the weather allows it of course). But with binoculars or a telescope, you can scan the lunar surface like never before.