The biggest supermoon in 68 years today
This evening, South Africa will experience a supermoon. A Supermoon occurs when the sun, moon, and earth align and the moon’s orbit is the closest to earth.
This kind of moon is known by its size and brightness.Supermoons usually occur every 13 months but are not always as close to the Earth as it will be this evening. Astronomers say the moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual as it comes closest to earth since 1948.
The moon will be at its fullest at 15:52. The best time to view the moon is at moonrise. In Johannesburg moonrise will be at 18:33, Cape Town’s moonrise will be at 19:25 and Durban’s will be at 18:26 this evening.
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