Posted by admin | Posted in super moon | Posted on 04-05-2012-05-2008
The biggest full moon for the year, a what are known as “super moon”, is going to take the center stage any time it raises this week-end, and also may well interfere with the peak of an annual meteor shower made by the leftovers from Halley’s comet.
The super moon of 2012 is the largest full moon of the year which will take place on may 5 Saturday at 11:35 pm; despite that, the moon may still show full to sky watchers on the day before as well as after the exact event.
Simultaneously, the annual Eta Aquarid meteor showers are going to be hitting its peak, NASA researchers think. There’s a possibility that the brightest fireballs from the meteor display can still be seen.
A super moon happens when the moon hits its full phase at that time it would make the nearestapproach to Earth for the month, a lunar milestone called perigee.
That’s precisely. what may happen on this Saturday, while the moon would swing within 356,955 kilometers of earth its closest approach of the whole year?
Mainly, because the moon’s orbit is not specifically circular, there can be a 3-percent variation in its closest approaches to Earth each month.
The average Earth-moon extended distance is all about 384,400 km. the previous one super moon was in March 2012, at this time, it was the biggest and brightest full moon in 18 years.