Photos: 2013 Supermoon, When Moon At Closest Point To Earth

25 06 2013
JER03. Har El (Israel), 23/06/2013.- A full moon in the 'Perigee' phase rises over the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har El, 23 June 2013. The moon on 23 June evening will be at its closest distance to Earth, a constellation also known as 'supermoon,' in which the earth's trabant appears between 12 to 14 per cent larger and according to scientific sources also about 30 percent brighter than the normal full moon. EFE/EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

JER03. Har El (Israel), 23/06/2013.- A full moon in the ‘Perigee’ phase rises over the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har El, 23 June 2013. The moon on 23 June evening will be at its closest distance to Earth, a constellation also known as ‘supermoon,’ in which the earth’s trabant appears between 12 to 14 per cent larger and according to scientific sources also about 30 percent brighter than the normal full moon. EFE/EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Supermoon happens when the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to Earth.

So, we will see it bigger than usual.

The moon can appears to be up to 14%  larger and 30% brighter than when the moon is at its farthest point, or apogee.

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Our Solar System

13 06 2012

There used to be 9 planets and more than 170 moons in our solar system.

The 9 planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

But in August 2006, the International Astronomical Union decided to re-classify Pluto as a “dwarf planet”, and not in the same category as the 8 planets.

So now there are 8 planets in the solar system.

Each planet goes around the Sun on its own path called orbit.

Anyway we cannot see the paths because they are invisible.

Earth takes about 365 days to orbit the Sun.

This is called one Earth year.

And each moons moves around its planet in its own orbit.

The size of the planet from the smallest to the biggest:

  1. Mercury

  2. Mars

  3. Venus

  4. Earth

  5. Neptune

  6. Uranus

  7. Saturn

  8. Jupiter

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first person who went to space.

People travel to space in a spacecraft or spaceship.








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