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Largest Super Moon in 70 Years Will Be Seen Tonight

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the moon will be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the normal moon. The phenomenon is being called Super Moon worldwide.

What Time will the Super Moon Appear in Pakistan?

The moon will appear its biggest when it reaches its peak at 6:52pm tonight.

The Meteorological Department also added that this sight will be witnessed after seven decades and for it to happen again, you will have to wait till 2034.

What is the Super Moon?

A Super Moon is said to be a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit, as Perigee meaning near Earth, a Meteorological expert said. The moon is at its best view if you’re viewing from a spot where the moon is sitting closer to the horizon, which creates what’s known as a moon illusion.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) says,

The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century. When the moon is near the horizon, it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects.

It is safe to claim that it is going to be a spectacle everyone will remember for a long time.

Pakistan to witness 'Supermoon' at sunset today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis will be able to witness the spectacle known as the ‘Supermoon’ today after dark, as the moon will be making its closest approach towards planet Earth since 1948. 

It doesn’t get any bigger or better than this. The ‘Supermoon’ will be visible to Pakistanis tonight after dark. According to European media, the moon will appear 14% larger than normal and about 30% brighter than usual.

Observers should seek out the opportunity and witness the Supermoon since the spectacle is expected to be witnessed 18 years later next, in 2034. “The difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine,” Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, said in a statement.

Here are a couple of tweets which were doing the rounds on Twitter with the hashtag #Supermoon as well as a couple of pictures of the moon from around the world:-


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Met Department urges citizens to be careful along the shores

In a statement issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, citizens were warned to remain safe along shores and it was claimed that the moon will be closest to the Earth on November 14, 18:52 pm.

“On 14th November, 2016 at 18:52 PST moon will be very close to the earth and force of attraction will be strongest resulting in high tides than
usual full moon. General public is advised to remain careful from 13-15 November along the shore,” read the statement.

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