Social media moonstruck as supermoon graces Nepal skies
KATHMANDU: Social media appeared to be moon-struck on Monday evening, as a perigee full moon, also called supermoon, came out in the eastern skies, including in Nepal's capital Kathmandu.
At 7:37 pm Nepal Standard Time, the moon would come to the closest point to the earth after 68 years, appearing bigger and brighter owing to its proximity.
The supermoon is said to be 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than an apogee full moon, which occurs when the moon reaches the most distant point while revolving around the earth in its elliptical orbit.
Earth will witness another supermoon, which will be even closer, on November 25, 2035.
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