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December 4, 2017  17:00

Moon approaches the Earth at a record-breaking small distance

The Moon was at the closest distance from the Earth in 2017 - 357 thousand 495 kilometers on Monday morning.

STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 4, ARTSAKHPRESS:The supermoon phenomenon happens when the Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, known as a perigee Moon.

It is believed that the Earth's satellite at this time looks 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when passing the most distant point - the apogee. On average, the moon is about 380 thousand kilometers from the Earth.

The next super moon will occur on the night of January 2, 2018. The supermoon on January 31, 2018 will coincide with a total lunar eclipse, which from the beginning to the end will be visible in the Far East.

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