Tonight, Monday 26/04, and tomorrow, the inhabitants of planet Earth will see the first super full moon this year (followed by two more in 2021).
The April Supermoon * is also called pink, or Easter, in honor of the upcoming Christian holiday. These days, the Moon will be closer to Earth than usual.
Supermoon is the moment when the full moon comes closer to the Earth at a distance of 362,000 kilometers.
This year there will be two more supermoons – on May 26 and June 24. The moon, respectively, will be in 357 462 and 361 558 kilometers from the Earth.
In the XXI century, twice to the moon will be less than 356,500 kilometers. These supermoons are expected on November 25, 2034 (356,448 km) and December 6, 2052 (356,429 kilometers).
On Tuesday, April 27, the Moon will reach a distance of 357,379 kilometers from Earth. A few hours earlier, at about 7:30 am Greek time, there will be a super full moon, and Earth’s natural satellite will appear larger and brighter.
A full moon orbiting at perigee appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon at apogee. In addition, the super-full moon is about 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal on a full moon.
Supermoon and supermoon are terms that are not astronomical. They were introduced into use, according to the US Space Agency (NASA), astronomer Richard Nolle, in 1979. Since then, they have gained international recognition.
The next two super-full moons of 2021 will occur on May 26 (with the Earth satellite being even closer than tonight and also coinciding with the lunar eclipse, so it will be called “Cursed Moon”), as well as June 24.