Supermoon 2016

When moon came closest to earth in decades (Photo/Video)

Published On: November 15, 2016 09:35 AM NPT By: Tek Narayan Bhattarai  | @Teknarayan_

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The biggest and brightest full moon lighted up the sky in nearly after 69 years around the globe on Monday.

A “supermoon” occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day as its perigee, the point in the moon’s orbit when it is closest to Earth.

The term is borrowed from the pseudoscience of astrology but has been adopted by popular culture and astronomers. Supermoons generally appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons.

Below photos tells more how the supermoon looked from Kathmandu Valley.


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