Supermoon shines in Sky of Egypt, Arab World Saturday evening

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Sat, 08 Feb 2020 - 10:52 GMT

Snow Moon rising at Sunset- CC via Flickr/Rocky Raybell

Snow Moon rising at Sunset- CC via Flickr/Rocky Raybell

CAIRO - 8 February 2020: The first of four supermoons occurring in 2020 will be seen over the sky of Egypt and Aab world on Saturday evening, February 8, announced the Jeddah Astronomy Society.




The full moon, which is also called the Snow Moon, will be in the closest point from the earth in its elliptical orbit as the distance between them is 362,146 kilometers.

The supermoon occurs in the northern hemisphere in the winter when the Earth is close to the sun, and as a result, the sun’s gravity pushes the moon closer to the Earth, making it appear larger than usual.

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement that the moon will appear full for three days starting from Friday evening to Monday morning.

The other four supermoons of this year will take place on March 9, April 7, and May 7, according to Earth Sky organization.

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