Gear up for the largest supermoon ever! Pakistanis witnessed the biggest supermoon at 6:52 pm today, Monday where the moon was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the usual full moon after almost seven decades.
This was a record breaking event as the next supermoon sighting will be in 2034. Skygazers went up to high rise buildings, beaches and rooftops to witness the celestial visual in the skies tonight! The moon was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometers (221,524 miles). reported ARY News.
The Pakistani Meteorological Department had forecasted that if the skies are clearer, the moon will be completely visible. The moon was 14% larger & 30 brighter as compared to a full moon which falls on the pinnacle, that point in the orbit of the moon when it is far away from the Earth.
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Super Moon Witnessed in Pakistan
Supermoon had Pakistanis super -excited! See what the overjoyed viewers shared on social media:
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— Snober Abbasi (@snobers) November 14, 2016
Just went on the chaat to see the #supermoon. It's sooooo pretty!
— Sidra Rizvi (@Sidra_Rizvi) November 14, 2016
— Pyar Ali Amir Ali (@pyarali7) November 14, 2016
— Zainab Naeem (@ZainabNaeem7) November 14, 2016
— Mahwish Rajput (@wishrajpoot) November 14, 2016
— Arsalan Anwar (@drarsalananwar) November 14, 2016
— Shabbir Hussain Imam (@peshavar) November 14, 2016
— چودھری وسیم عظمت (@WaseemAzmet) November 14, 2016
— SherY – (@sherytheketchup) November 14, 2016
— Fawad Ahmad (@Fawad086) November 14, 2016
— Sophiya (@SophiyAnjam) November 14, 2016
According to Richard Nolle’s definition of the supermoon, the man who coined the supermoon in 1979, the moons of March, April, and May and October, November and December will all be considered as supermoons.
The supermoon sightings in USA, Mexico, Australia, Malaysia and other parts of the world.
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View some interesting Supermoon tweets from across the globe.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 14, 2016
— Jamie Bolinao (@jamieosis) November 14, 2016
— Lancelot 🥑 (@ImLanceBriones) November 14, 2016
— Photo Geo (@PhotoTimeGeo) November 14, 2016
A supermoon is a full or a new moon that coincides with the perigee, meaning nearest to the Earth- this means the moon will be closest to the Earth, as a Meteorological experts explained.
Are you excited to see the Supermoon today? We sure are! Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news & updates.