Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

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Several times a year, the full moon approaches the Earth abnormally, and the apparent size of the Moon’s disk as seen from the Earth is slightly larger than usual.

Tonight, Norwegians will be able to experience it again at the end of the year.

During the supermoon, the Moon occupies about 7% more empty space than usual, Illustrated Science writes. In addition, the moon is shining much brighter than usual as a supermoon.

Supermoons occur when the moon is closest to the earth and at the same time there is a full moon.

Orbit of the moon

The orbit of the satellite is elliptical, and the earth is not in the middle of the ellipse. That is, the distance of the Moon to Earth varies from a maximum of about 400,000 kilometers to less than 359,000 kilometers when the Moon is closest to us.

When the moon is closest to the earth, it is called perigee.

Supermoon can be seen 1-3 times a year. Wednesday, July 13th is the last opportunity to experience the Supermoon in 2022.

The next Supermoon event will take place on August 1, 2023.

The last Supermoon of the year will be displayed from 8:37 pm on Wednesday night.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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