The third Supermoon of 2014 will appear in the sky on Tuesday but it will be nearly the same to see today, Monday, September 8. The Supermoon tomorrow will not be as big as the Sugust moon but brightest and biggest of the year due to its oval shaped orbit closest to earth. If you miss it, the next super moon will appear again a year later.
Supermoon: Where to Watch Live:
For a live stream of the Supermoon, or Mega Moon, visit Slooh website where an online streaming of the Supermoon will be shown beginning Monday.
Tuesday’s Supermoon, also known as a perigee moon, will be 14% closer and 30% brighter than when it is at its farthest point from the earth. It appears in the horizon as the largest-shaped moon due to the “moon illusion” effect, created when the moon appears in the background against trees and buildings, in a bigger and brighter shape.
While those in the northern Scotland can the supermoon as the moon appears lowest on the horizon in the UK. Tuesday’s supermoon will be closest to the earth — within 10% of the nearest point.
The Supermoon appears in a cycle of every 14 lunar months and the next time will be in September 2015. Even last year saw three supermoons though only one was bigger and widely reported.
Though Indians believe that the supermoon triggers high tides and earthquakes, astro-physicists have brushed aside such fears saying they are minimal changes on earth to be linked to the supermoon. However, the earthquake that had hit Japan in March 2011 and the tsunami that triggered nuclear plant leak — have made the media to highlight the supermoon phenomenon regularly.
The September Supermoon on Tuesday night is the third and final of three full or supermoons to be witnessed this year and will occur within an hour after the moon reaches perigee, or its closest point to Earth.
The farthest point is known as apogee. Tonight, the moon will move to its nearest point of 200,000 miles away from Earth and at apogee the moon is around 252,657 miles away. Today’s full moon occurs during perigee, so it would be brighter by 30 percent more and bigger by 14 percent than a regular full moon.
Supermoon occurs roughly every 14 months, usually on Purnima in Hindu calendar. Last year, the three supermoons occurred in May, June and in July. This year, it occurred in July first time and the second time in August and the final supermoon will appear today on Sept. 9.