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The ‘August 10’ supermoon was different from other supermoons and the moons in general days as it was comparatively the closest to the Earth. It was only 3, 56, 896 kilometers away from our planet.
The full supermoon lit the night sky at 6:09 pm UTC or about 2:09 pm EDT, according to Space.com.
Supermoon or Perigee supermoon occurs when the moon comes near the Earth at its closest point and appears extraordinarily massive than general days. During this celestial event, both Earth and Moon orbit in their respective orbits. Supermoons are regular celestial occurrences, happening after every 13 months and 18 days.
But those who have missed this celestial event can have a glimpse at another supermoon on September 9. According to the astronomers, the Earth dwellers will witness five supermoons in 2014. Before August 10, supermoon was seen on July 13.
According to the scientists, the sky is also offering another celestial event between August 10 and August 13. The August 10 supermoon was accompanied by Perseid meteor shower, which produces ‘fireballs as bright as Jupiter or Venus’.
With 100 shooting stars per hour, the extraordinarily attractive Perseid meteor event will treat the skywatchers during its peak time between August 10 and 13.
However, the meteor shower was difficult to watch as the sky was flooded with the lunar glare on August 10.