A rare super moon phenomenon to be seen in the Moscow sky on the night of 2 January
On the night of 1-2 January, the super moon will be observed in Moscow if there is a clear sky. At 12.56 am, the Earth’s satellite will make a record close approach of 356,565 km to our planet. The full moon will occur at 5.25 am.
The supermoon is an astronomical phenomenon when a full moon coincides with the perigee, the closest point to the Earth on the Moon’s orbit. In early January, the time interval between the perigee and the full moon will only be four and a half hours. At that moment, the Moon will look 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual.
The phenomenon occurs every year but the coincidence of the perigee and the full moon is quite rare.