The Supermoon of 2016
On November 14, 2016, the world witnessed a rare and beautiful celestial event: a Supermoon. A Supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. This makes the moon appear slightly larger and brighter than usual.
The Supermoon of 2016 was particularly special because it was the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. This meant that the moon appeared about 14% larger and 30% brighter than a regular full moon.
People all over the world were able to see the Supermoon, and many took to social media to share their photos and videos. The Supermoon was even visible from space, as seen in this photo taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
The Supermoon of 2016 was a truly remarkable event, and it is one that will be remembered for years to come.
he Supermoon of 2016 was a truly remarkable event, and it is one that will be remembered for years to come.
Here are some of the facts about the Supermoon of 2016:
- The moon was closest to Earth at 6:22 AM EST on November 14, 2016.
- The moon’s distance from Earth was 221,695 miles, which is about 25,000 miles closer than its average distance.
- The moon’s apparent size was 14% larger and 30% brighter than a regular full moon.
- The Supermoon was visible from all over the world.
- The Supermoon was even visible from space.
If you missed the Supermoon of 2016, don’t worry! There will be another Supermoon on January 20, 2017. So mark your calendars and be sure to catch it!