Monday, 14 November 2016

Eyes Were Watching God: Comes The Super Moon

Image Source: Unkonwn

Tonight do to be ready for a more than rare astronomical event: the superluna. 

The first to use the term "superluna" was the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979: the satellite assumes this connotation when it reaches the minimum distance from the Earth along its orbit elliptical and this will be no more we will see closer to our planet since 1948. a well up to 2034. 

to be considered "super", the moon must be about 363,000 kilometers from Earth and may appear larger by 7% and more light of 30%. 

According to the latest weather updates you can see it in the North and in Tuscany, while on average the Adriatic, South Islands and most likely there will be clouds and rains. Near the Moon there will also be the Pleiades, the so-called 7 sisters. 

The astrophysicist Gianluca Masi ensures that the show is guaranteed and has a certain charm: "It 'an opportunity to look to the sky. See the full moon so big in the sky over the monuments of Rome or other Italian cities, it is very impressive. And then there is also reminded that this, so far, is the only celestial body that has been explored directly by man. " 

Those who do not will have chance to see it with the naked eye can connect to the Virtual Telescope website, linked since the 17 to give the opportunity to observe the Moon in detail. It is a real telescope, in the frosinate area, they are connected to the web terminal can offer the opportunity to anyone to observe astronomical phenomena of various kinds. 

In order to see in the coming years superluna so we have to wait 25 November 2034. Those previous, January 2, 2018 and then 21 January 2023, will not be as spectacular. 

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