Archive for the tag 'Supermoon'

Yesterday the tail end of Tropical Storm Bertha drifted over the UK in her death throws.  We had torrential rain overnight and into the morning, then there was a brief sunny interlude followed by more rain and gusty winds.  It didn’t look promising for viewing the so called ‘Supermoon‘…
I was pleasantly surprised when the clouds [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Aug 11th 2014

Tonight we will experience the first of three supermoons.  The other two will occur on August 10th and September 9th.
The scientific term for the phenomenon is “perigee moon.” Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side (“perigee”) about [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 12th 2014

The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month’s full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year’s biggest.
The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of [...]

17 Comments CherryPie on May 5th 2012