Seeing the Beauty of the Captivating Super Pink Moon Phenomenon


Merdeka.com – On April 27, 2021, the closest distance between the Earth and the Moon occurred. This phenomenon is called a supermoon. This phenomenon occurs when the Moon reaches perigee or the closest point to Earth in its orbital path. At that time, it was measured that the Earth and Moon had a distance of 357,615 kilometers. Very close from his normal distance.

Even though the distance itself reaches 406,512 kilometers from Earth. As a result, in this position, the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual. The phenomenon of the full moon as the super pink moon is observed on Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

The size of the Moon looks bigger than usual. The reflection of the light is so bright that it seems to illuminate all corners of the beach. They take advantage of this moment to take pictures and enjoy their beauty. Thanks to its beauty, the Super Pink Moon phenomenon has successfully attracted the attention of various countries.

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In fact, the Moon won’t actually appear pink like its name. In fact, Earth’s natural satellite is slightly orange in color. Even so, the strokes on the moon are clearly looking amazing.

Super Pink Moon can be seen with the naked eye. However, to see in detail you need special binoculars and tools. If the weather is clear, Supermoon can be seen when it is above the horizon. Just look to the east, the moon will be seen shining brightly.

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The name Pink Moon appeared around the 1930’s. The term Pink Moon itself refers to the pink color of a flower in North America. The flower is called Phlox subulata which often appears in spring. In some places, each has a different naming.

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Several years later, in 1979, the term Supermoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle. The term refers to when the full moon is 90 percent perige or the closest distance to Earth. Whereas in one year, Supermoon can occur 2 to 4 times. The size is bigger, making it called Supermoon.

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The Super Pink Moon phenomenon also attracted the attention of the Indonesian people. The peak of Super Pink Moon in Indonesia is seen at 22.29 WIB, 23.29 WITA, and 00.29 WIT. The public is waiting for the emergence of the Super Pink Moon Phenomenon. Starting from just seeing with the naked eye, taking selfies, to creating images with a professional camera.

The Super Pink Moon phenomenon in Indonesia has been shocked several times by the potential for bad weather at an early warning. This is because the tides are also influenced by the presence of the Moon. The supermoon phenomenon will create tidal tides that occur in coastal areas of the ocean. Predicted to last one to two days.

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The full moon perige or supermoon itself is predicted to appear 3 times during 2021. Namely on April 27, May 26, and June 25, 2021. Besides having the phenomenon of the closest distance from Earth, the moon also has the farthest distance from the earth.

This event is known as the Mikromoon. It is predicted that the Moon will be 405,932 kilometers from Earth later. The smallest moon sighting will occur on 19 December 2021. [Ibr]

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