1. The Moon orbits the Earth in an elliptical orbit.
  2. It is sometimes closer to the Earth and other times far away.
  3. At the time of a Supermoon, the full moon comes closest to the Earth.
  4. The distance between Earth and Moon varies between. 363,396 km and 405,504 km throughout the year.
  5. Thus today during Supermoon, the moon is actually at a distance of 363,396 Km from the earth.
  6. Today moon will be 30% brighter than normal.
  7. Have a look and come back to read further!

Is it so special to discuss all this about SuperMoon? YES!

  1. It is the brightest moon in almost 69 years.
  2. This is the closest distance the Moon has come to the Earth since 1948.
  3. If you miss this supermoon, you will have to wait until November 25, 2034 to catch a sighting as close as this.
  4. But your patience till 2034 would too bear fruits. The moon then would be more closer at 356,445 km and hence more brighter.
  5. Watch it again now from a place better provided there are no clouds, not too much light and dust pollution so that the sky is clearer.
  6. If you are a Delhiite and married, with all the sympathies, its advised to watch your personal moons at home or outside as the level of pollution there would make even the moon look like a street lamp!