ISLAMABAD – People across the country Monday climbed up to rooftops Monday night for catching the peculiar glimpse of ‘supermoon’, which was happening after 70 years.
According to a spokesman of Pakistan Meteorological Department, on Monday evening at 18:52 PST, the moon was very close to the earth and force of attraction was strongest resulting in high tides than the usual full moon.
He said that the moon was seen bigger and brighter because it was at the closest distance from the earth.
He said when the moon comes close to the earth, it appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the normal full moon, which is called the ‘supermoon’.
He said as the orbit of the moon around the earth is elliptical, it causes to change the distance between earth and moon.
He advised the general public to remain careful on Tuesday along the shore.
Last such type of supermoon was seen in 1948. People can experience such a brighter supermoon again on November 25, 2034.