Saturday, July 12, 2014

It’s Supermoon Saturday and ‘Manhattanhenge’ Too

Good Day World!

Are you ready for The full Moons of Summer 2014?

TODAY, August 10th, and Sept. 9th-will all be Supermoons.

“Generally speaking, full Moons occur near perigee every 13 months and 18 days, so it's not all that unusual,The ‘Moon Illusion’  is probably what will make people remember this coming set of Full Moons, more than the actual view of the Moon itself.

The illusion occurs when the Moon is near the horizon.  For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. When the Moon illusion amplifies a perigee Moon, the swollen orb rising in the east at sunset can seem super indeed.” Source/NASA


The full moon is bigger and brighter than average this weekend, all over the world, but there's a special treat in store for New Yorkers: the combination of a Supermoon with the sunset phenomenon known as “Manhattanhenge.” The full moon is due to rise at 8:27 p.m. and become visible in the gap between the skyscrapers at 9:16 p.m. tonight.

Related stories:


Manhattanhenge Is Back, Here’s What You Need to Know

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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