When To Watch The Supermoon In Greece

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 09 March 2020
When To Watch The Supermoon In Greece
The second out of the 4 supermoons of 2020 is expected tonight. Its elliptical orbit will bring the Moon closer to the Earth; tonight at 19:48, the full Moon will appear larger and brighter than it usually does. Compared to an average full Moon, supermoons are 7% larger and 15% brighter.
The next supermoon will be on April 8. Native Americans called the March full moon, 'worm moon,' because in March, the soil begins to soften causing earthworms to resurface.
The Moon follows an elliptical orbit, and so its distance from the Earth is not fixed. The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 384.400 kilometers. However, this distance increases by approximately 5% at the apogee and decreases by around 5% at the perigee.
It is worth noting that the word supermoon is not a scientific term, but a name probably devised by astrologers.

Originally posted on newsbeast.gr.
Translated by XpatAthens.