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Supermoon

 

 

THE full moon of March, called the Worm Moon, was seen along the eastern United States and the Caribbean during the evening of Monday (March 9).

For about 13 hours before reaching perigee, the nearest point from Earth in its orbit, a supermoon – a full moon that appears slightly larger than average – was created, according to Space.com.

The reason the moon will appear larger is that it reaches perigee the day after the full moon.

The moon’s orbit is not a perfect circle and at perigee it will be 223,980 miles (360,461 kilometres) from the Earth versus its average distance of 240,000 miles (384,400 km).

There will also be supermoons on April 8 and May 7.

The above photo is taken from Chaguanas in Trinidad by AZPNews.com Photo Editor Azlan Mohammed.

 

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