Upcoming night, to witness the largest moon in 2020
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the Moon in the night from 7 for April 8 are as close as possible to the Ground and take the phase of the full moon. This will make it the largest Moon in 2020 for earth observers, RIA “news.
Previously, the Moscow planetarium on its website published information that on the night of 8 April at 05:36 will be a supermoon. The supermoon can be seen in Moscow as the coming night is expected to clear weather.
“Tonight from 7 to 8 April, all residents, where only the Moon is visible in the sky, can see the biggest moon in 2020”, – said the Agency astronomer planetarium Lyudmila Koshman.
for the year, there are 12 or 13 full moons. In addition, the Moon goes around the Earth in an elliptical orbit – then far away, then approaching, and average distance from our planet to the satellite is 380 thousand kilometers.
Upcoming evening the Moon will be a perigee (closest to Earth point) and at 21:20 Moscow time, will approach the Earth at a distance of 356 908 kilometers.
5:36 April 8, come the full moon. The moments when these two phenomena practically coincide in time, astronomers call the supermoon.
Koshman said that if weather permits, just below the full moon, you will see a bright star in the constellation Virgo Spica, and above and to the left – Capella in the constellation Auriga.