Hyderabad: For the second time in the Independent India, people will get the unique opportunity to see “Super Moon” on 14th November. The last “Super Moon” was seen in 1948. It will be 14% greater than the normal Moon and 30% brighter than the usual Moon. The next “Super Moon” could be seen only in 2034.
It may be noted that Moon gets closer to the Earth on 13-14 occasions in a year but every time the Moon of 14th night is not complete. One can see that on 14th night when the Moon gets closer to the Earth, its size looks bigger and brighter.
According to Mr. Raghunandan Kumar of Planetary Society, this year Moon got closer to the Earth on 13 occasions but the Moon which would be seen on 14th November will be much closer to the Earth on that day. The brightness of the Moon on 14th November this year could be seen after 5:45 p.m. Anyone can see this seen with naked eye. Astronomers opine that it would be a historical observation. For this beautiful scene, a generation of Indians waited for 68 years.