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Super Snow Moon adorned the night sky on Feburary 19, people seen clicking photographs
For the night sky watchers, moon lovers, star gazers, scientists, photographers and astro-enthusiasts; it was the rare event of biggest supermoon of the year on the night of February 19.

The astronomical event is also known as 'Super Snow Moon' as the get closest to the Earth to appear bigger and brighter.  The name of the bibber and the brighter moon is being called 'Super Snow Moon' since many parts of the globes, it is still snowing and it is the mid-winter full moon closest to the Earth.

Last night, the people started sharing the pictures of the supermoon on the social media. I too went to the rooftop of my house to get a glimpse of the supermoon and take a few photographs. Unfortunately, the sky was cloudy in patches. However, when the full moon got between the cloud-patches, it clearly looked like a white bright ball to the naked eye as well as through the basic camera.

The term supermoon was first coined by Richard Nolle in 1979 for the longer technical term 'Perigee-Syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system', which became popular both among the astronomers and common people. According to the available information, the supermoon phenomenon lasted for about seven hours. The rise of the supermoon was most spectacular in the Far-East.

Thus, a supermoon is a full Moon at its orbital perigee while orbiting around the earth. It is said be the closest approach of the full moon to Earth for it to apparently look bigger and brighter.  The moon this time was about 356,800 kilometers from the Earth.

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