The largest “supermoon” in 68 years will grace the sky on Monday night.
A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and in the closest part of its orbit to Earth. This makes the moon look bigger and brighter.
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan says the moon will come to about 356,500 kilometers from Earth on Monday, the closest this year.
It will be about 1.3 times larger than the smallest full moon of this year, which was observed on April 22nd.
The observatory says the moon will move nearest to Earth at 11:21 UTC and become full at 13:52 UTC.
Weather officials say it will be rainy or cloudy in many parts of Japan on Monday night, but some parts of northern Japan and Okinawa Prefecture in the southwest will have clear skies.
Source and image: NHK
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