Tonight: Largest and brightest supermoon in 68 years

Many people all over the world are waiting to see tonight’s supermoon, which will be the largest in the past 68 years.
Illustration Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

When a full moon is located closer to earth than usual, it is called a supermoon. This phenomenon is not rare and just this year, there were three different supermoons. However, the largest supermoon in 68 years is expected to be seen this evening (Monday).

The moon’s distance from the Earth varies because of its elliptical orbit. However, the sun also impacts the moon. A supermoon occurs when the sun and Earth both pull the moon in the same direction toward the Earth.

At around midnight (Israeli time), tonight’s supermoon will look like a bright flashlight.

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