Supermoon 2014

• Supermoon 2014

On the night of 12 July 13, it was possible to observe a rare phenomenon - the first Supermoon 2014. Earth and Moon as close to each other, and our satellite was like a huge glowing ball. He began to appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal.

We have collected for you the best pictures of this spectacular phenomenon, which he captured in various parts of the world.

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The scientists explain this phenomenon by the fact that the Moon passes closest to Earth in its orbit point - the perigee. The Earth perigee moon is to the planet by about 50 thousand kilometers closer than when he passes the most remote point - the apogee. Such changes in the distances between the Moon and Earth occur due to the fact that the satellite orbit is elliptical.

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To observe the Moon is important its pitch angle above the horizon. Scientific observations are made when lifting 30 degrees and above.

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To see the lunar maria, the continental zone and the lunar craters, you need 8-fold increase, ie. E. Binoculars. Well, or a telephoto lens with a camera to film it.

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City of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Supermoon 2014 in Manhattan, New York.

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© Carlo Allegri The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 384,000 km. The moon is never deleted from the Earth more than 406.7 thousand. Km and is not approaching closer than 356.4 thousand. Km.

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To observe the small craters, faults and fractures need a 100-fold amateur telescope. A relatively small part surface can be considered to have a professional telescope with a magnification of 400-600.

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Washington, DC.

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Supermoon 2014 the harbor of Vancouver.

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By the way, in 2014 we will have two more Supermoon - 10 August and 9 September. Supermoon 2014 August will be the most remarkable event of the year, according to NASA.

Supermoon 2014