Watchout Lunar eclipse Today


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People today will witness the smallest and pretty faintest full moon of year 2011 because this celestial body reaches the farthest position from our earth today.
As compare to the biggest full moon that is also known as supermoon, Wednesday’s full moon will appear around 12.5% smaller and the intensity of its light will be 20% lesser than supermoon.
Today, this natural satellite of the earth will be the farthest from the planet and this is the reason behind its smaller size.
As CB Devgun director of SPACE (Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators) said “the moon will be 4,06,434 km away from the earth and this moment is known as apogee. When we talk about astronomy, there are two extreme point for ecplipse, that is, ‘apogee’ (far away) and ‘perigee’ (nearby).
There was the special phenomenon in 2011 as this was the time for biggest and brightest full moon of the year and it came closest to our planet in 18 years. Today night we all going to see the opposite of supermoon.
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