A “supermoon” has graced the skies, appearing bigger and brighter than usual, as it comes closer to the Earth – and is likely to bring higher tides.
Our skies have been graced recently with something known as a ‘perigee’ full moon, to the rest of us its been coined as a “Supermoon” filling up the night sky
In percentage terms the Moon is appearing up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal. When the Moon appears at its biggest it will be just 221,500 miles away, compared to its usual distance from Earth of 238,000 miles.
The Moon’s distance from Earth varies because it follows an elliptical orbit instead of a circular one. Scientists have dismissed the idea the “perigee” or Supermoon could cause strange behaviour – like lycanthropy, (the condition which makes humans believe they are man wolves) – or natural disasters.
Although we could see a rise in tidal activity, not something we need after the out of place May floods in Southern England.