Anotheris set to decorate the heavenly scene this week, and this is our largest and brightest natural companion to appear throughout the year. We get a supermonn if the Moon is full or almost full and also at the nearest point on Earth in its elliptical orbit. This close approach is called the perigee of astronomers. In 201
This Tuesday night will bring the "super snow moon". Due to a number of nuances in the interactions between the Sun, Earth and the Moon, the distance between us and every supermodel varies a little. It happened that the weekend of this week would be about 363 miles (583 kilometers) closer to us than last month's supermanship, according to NASA. It's hard enough to even see the difference between an ordinary full moon and a supermonm, which looks only 14% larger in the sky and maybe 30% brighter.
If you really want to be surprised, it's best to check the full moon when it rises east when the sun sets west. Then it will look the biggest, though this is mostly due to the optical illusion.
This happens when the moon is near the horizon and there are objects like trees or buildings in our line of sight, explains NASA astronomer Mitsy Adams. "Since these relatively close objects are in front of the moon, our brain is misled to think that the moon is much closer to the objects that are in our line of sight," Adams says.
Adams adds that you can check the effect by holding a coin at your fingertips so as to cover the moon. Do this when the moon rises when the moon looks huge on the horizon and later when it looks smaller in the sky and you will see that the same coin covers the moon all night long.
It must be obvious why the full moon in February is traditionally called the "snow moon" in the United States. The second calendar month is historically more complete with fluffy white rains than any other.
This also means that the super snowy moon has a greater chance of being blocked in terms of … snowfall. If this happens, there is still the third and final supermountain in 2019, which comes exactly for four weeks on March 19th.