Supermoon 2023: All You Need To Know And Visuals From Different Parts Of The World

Supermoon 2023: All You Need To Know And Visuals From Different Parts Of The World

Supermoon is a special type of full moon that occurs when the moon is at or near its closest point to Earth in its orbit

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, August 02, 2023, 11:06 AM IST
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Supermoon 2023: All You Need To Know And Visuals From Different Parts Of The World |

The 'supermoon' occurs when the full moon appears larger and brighter due to its closer proximity to Earth in its orbit. This month marks the first time since 2018 that we will have two full supermoons, with the next such event not expected until 2037. On Tuesday, August 1, the supermoon was visible as it was at a distance of just 357,530 kilometres from Earth.

Supermoon visible from different parts of the world:

Supermoon visible from different parts of the world

Supermoon visible from different parts of the world | Twitter

In Chicago:

Supermoon In Chicago

Supermoon In Chicago | Twitter: @barrybutler9

India:

In India, a supermoon was observed at its peak on August 2, precisely at 12:02 am. However, the second supermoon of the month, scheduled for August 31, may not be visible in India since it will reach its peak at 7:05 am according to IST.

In Jalandhar:

Supermoon In Jalandhar

Supermoon In Jalandhar |

In New Delhi:

Supermoon In New Delhi

Supermoon In New Delhi | Twitter: @shomebasu

In Panipat, Haryana:

Supermoon In Panipat, Haryana

Supermoon In Panipat, Haryana | Twitter: @abhay_puri09

In Mumbai:

Supermoon In Mumbai

Supermoon In Mumbai | Twitter: @ompsyram

What exactly is supermoon?

The term 'supermoon' was coined in 1979 to describe a special type of full moon that occurs when the moon is at or near its closest point to Earth in its orbit. When the moon is at its closest point to Earth (perigee), it is about 48,280 km closer than when it's at its farthest point (apogee). This phenomenon has garnered popular attention due to the moon appearing larger and brighter in the sky compared to a regular full moon.

Next supermoon will be observed on:

'Super Blue Moon,' a special celestial event will occur on August 30, 2023. This event is a rare combination of two fascinating phenomena: the Blue Moon and a Supermoon. The term 'Blue Moon' refers to the second Full Moon appearing in a single calendar month, while the Supermoon is when moon appears larger and brighter than usual due to its close proximity to Earth in its orbit.

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