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Biggest supermoon of the year، 'super snow moon' to appear Tuesday

Monday 18/February/2019 - 02:34 PM
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The Daily Mail
The supermoon will emerge on Tuesday، February 19، and will be the largest and brightest full moon of 2019.

It's the second of three supermoons to light up the skies this year، following the Super Blood Wolf Moon that took place on January 21 and preceding yet another on March 21.

Supermoons happen when a full moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit.
Accroding to NASA، the term supermoon was coined in 1979.

A supermoon is a phenomena that occurs when the moon's orbit is closest to Earth making it appear full، bright، and larger than life.

'When a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to Earth] it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon—and that's where we get a "supermoon،"' NASA explains on their website.

Edited by Hassanain Tayea.

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