supermoon in nearly seven decades shines

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supermoon in nearly seven decades shines Pakistanis are in for a rare supermoon sighting on Monday Nov 14 at 6:52pm, where the moon will appear 14 per cent bigger and 30pc brighter than a normal full moon.

This will be the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades, and promises Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial spectacle. The next supermoon will be spotted in 2034.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Friday said that if skies are clear, the moon will be clearly visible, and explained the phenomena by saying that the orbit of the moon around the Earth is elliptical, not circular, which causes a change in distance between the two.

The supermoon was sighted yesterday In Australia, United States and Mexico.

Participants in a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb walk across the western span of the famous Australian landmark as the supermoon rises after sunset. ─Reuters
Participants in a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb walk across the western span of the famous Australian landmark as the supermoon rises after sunset. ─Reuters
A commuter train en route to the suburb of Hornsby crosses on the Sydney Harbor Bridge under the supermoon. ─Reuters
A commuter train en route to the suburb of Hornsby crosses on the Sydney Harbor Bridge under the supermoon. ─Reuters
The full moon is seen in the night sky above Sydney, Australia on the eve of the supermoon spectacle. ─Reuters
The full moon is seen in the night sky above Sydney, Australia on the eve of the supermoon spectacle. ─Reuters
The moon rises behind the eagle sculpture high atop LeVeque Tower in Columbus, Ohio. ─AP
The moon rises behind the eagle sculpture high atop LeVeque Tower in Columbus, Ohio. ─AP
The supermoon, the closest the moon comes to Earth since 1948, rises over La Raza monument, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. ─Reuters
The supermoon, the closest the moon comes to Earth since 1948, rises over La Raza monument, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. ─Reuters
A supermoon rises over the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol dome in Washington, DC November. ─AFP
A supermoon rises over the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol dome in Washington, DC November. ─AFP
The moon rises behind Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas. ─AP
The moon rises behind Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas. ─AP
The moon rises beyond the Arch in St. Louis as seen from the Compton Hill Water Tower. ─AFP
The moon rises beyond the Arch in St. Louis as seen from the Compton Hill Water Tower. ─AFP

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