Monday, November 14, 2016

Super moon!

Yesterday and the day before, the world witnessed the 'supermoon' from different parts of the world. Last seen in 1948, the next one will be witnessed on November 25, 2034. The moon revolves around the earth and this phenomenon in scientific terms is known as 'perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Sun-Moon' movement. Here 'perigee' refers to when the moon is closest to the earth while moving in its orbit and 'syzygy' refers to the alignment of the earth- Sun- moon which occurs on every full moon day.
The effects of the moon on the earth are quite known-tides, earthquakes and the like due to the pull of the moon. It is not surprising that a tsunami was triggered after an earthquake in New Zealand. These effects are minor though.
The opposite of super moon is 'micro moon' where the moon moves away from the earth. Picturesque views were observed from different parts of the world.

The months of October, November and December show the world different space phenomena from the sighting of Jupiter and the Seven Sisters or the 'Pleiades'. and not to forget the 'Leonid' meteors.

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