Photos of our Moon are offered to your attention during its greatest and brightest radiance in 70 years!
After the shocking results of the American elections last week, the nation and the world not only look a bit crumpled, but also split into two camps of different colors. But this weekend, the brightness of our huge moon illuminated all the states in one color.
According to Jan O'Neill, the super-moon comes at a time when the full moon point converges with the perigee moment (a point in a slightly elliptical orbit when the satellite approaches the planet as much as possible). A super-moon is a regular occurrence, occurring on average once every 14 months. But the present was much more than 70 years before. After all, now the lunar orbit has become closer than ever - 221,524 miles.
At the moment of perigee, the size of the moon increases by 14%, and therefore it shines 30% brighter. As O'Neill says: “This is a typical moon, but on steroids.” Below, a person photographs a super-moon above the National Mall in Washington:
Here the super moon rises over the Power and Light building in downtown Kansas City:
Below the super moon shines behind the Chrysler Building in New York:
Another super moon rises over the Missouri River. Picture taken at Standing Rock Indian reserve near Cannon Ball in North Dakota:
If you missed the show on Sunday night, the moon on Monday should also be a stunning spectacle. The moon reached perigee before sunrise on Monday (6:22 am EST) and reached full volume at 8:52. Thus, the moon will retain its size and brightness after sunset on Monday. Such a spectacle can be enjoyed no earlier than 2034.