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Super Moon 2011 India: Watch Supermoon on the sky March 19, 2011

The Moon will be seen bigger and brighter on Saturday, March 19, 2010 all over the world. This phenomenon occcurs due to the positon of the moon which will be closer to the earths orbit in the last 18 years, ie, just 356,577 km away. The moon on this day is referred to as 'Super Moon'

This phenomenon is also called 'lunar perigee' the opposite of the 'lunar apogee' when the Moon is furthest from Earth. The size of the moon will be 14 per cent larger and 30 percent brighter on this day.



The other occurences of Supermoons were in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005 and the next time it will repeat in the year 2029.

The best time to view the moon will be at sunset, when it will be closest to the horizon suggests scientists. At this point we can compare the size of the moon with known objects like large buildings, trees etc.

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