A SuperMoon is a perigee-syzygy, a new or full moon (syzygy) which occurs when the Moon is at 90% or greater of its mean closest approach to Earth (perigee). The March 19, 2011 at 19:10 (UTC) the local time is March 20, 2011 at 00:40, supermoon is just 221,566 miles (356,577 kilometers) away from Earth. The last time the full moon approached so close to Earth was in 1993, according to NASA. it is about 20 percent brighter and 15 percent bigger than a regular full moon. - Gnu Licence

By The Business Globalist

On Sunday at sunset (3 December), people around the globe will see a full cold supermoon rising in the east .The moon will be at full phase at 10:47 a.m. EST on Sunday and at perigee on Dec. 4th at 3:42 a.m. EST. This is the only and closest supermoon of the year.  Do you wonder if the supermoon will be visible in your city? To give an idea, “the moon will still be full when it rises at 4:49 p.m. EST Sunday in Springfield, Massachusetts — or, for example, 5:13 p.m. in Buffalo, New York”, masslive.com reports.

The supermoon will also be brighter then usual. “Because the Earth will be at its closest to the sun (called perihelion) in early January, the sunlight reaching and reflecting off the Moon this time of year is about 7 percent more intense (than at aphelion in early July), making wintertime supermoons even brighter”, as NASA reports.

In case you’ll miss this event you could enjoy a similar phenomena in January, when will have other two supermoons.

In this day (3 Deecember), Slooh will air a special supermoon webcast starting at 9 p.m. EST. You can watch the show here or on Space.com.

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