Top 10 breathtaking pictures of 2016 Supermoon you need to see
As on November, 14 the Moon approached the Earth the closest it ever did since 1948 and stroke every person on the planet who managed to see it with its beauty, astronomers, ordinary people and professional photographers rushed outside to capture their best picture of this year’s Supermoon. This natural phenomenon is quite rare in the human’s lifetime perspective, as the next time we’ll be able to observe our Moon this close to the planet is going to be in 17 years.
The scientific explanation of the jaw-dropping skyline some of us were lucky to witness isn’t that complicated. It happens when our planet’s only natural satellite enters the full moon cycle while moving on the irregular egg-shaped orbit around the Earth and approaches it the closest it can. Obviously, this alignment of the cosmic bodies influences the natural processes on our planet, as well as changes the Moon’s appearance on the skyline, causing the worldwide excitement.
Thus, the closer position of the Moon in relation to our planet is the actual reason it’s called ‘Super’. Is it? As most experts prove, the size differences aren’t particularly visible to the human’s eye unless an experienced observer or a person with special equipment is involved. But, it’s the exceptional brightness of the Moon that makes it so phenomenal and forces photographers and social media enthusiasts hunt for the best picture of the event possible. Some of the views look incredible, sometimes even supernatural and futuristic, thus the Moon was really worth staying up late that night.
These are a few of the most breath-taking photographs of the people who managed to capture the Supermoon in some of the most incredible surroundings.
#1 The Space Rhapsody
Picture source: twitter.com/nasahqphoto
The Supermoon rose above the cosmodrome (aka the launching site for the spacecraft in the former Soviet Union countries) Baikonur and the rocket that’s soon to be launched.
#2 The Moon and the Home
Picture source: Mario Martinez Twitter
This is one of the most supernatural sci-fi movie style photographs of the 2016 Supermoon. The photographer took the shot of the brightest Moon of the 86 year period as it peeked out from behind the house and looked unbelievably ginormous on its backdrop.
#3 The Supermoon in the city
Picture source: unknown
This picture was taken by a regular observer from his Madrid apartment’s balcony, but what a unique shot he managed to get.
#5 Lonely friends
Picture source: aftenposten.no
As the man stood with his dog gazing at each other in front of the Moon in Nevada, they appeared on the simplest, yet the most heart-touching and poetic Supermoon photograph. It’s probably my favorite one.
#4 The coincidence of coincidences
Picture source: wikipedia
As the airplane was approaching the airport in Austin, Texas, the Moon that’s approached the Earth the closest since 1948 became a stunning backdrop for this shot.
#6 The Super Liberty, NYC
Picture source: blogspot.com
#7 The capital city
Picture source: Reuters
#8 Supermoon and Acropolis hill, Athens
Picture source: telegraph.co.uk
#9 Moony amusement, London, England
Picture source: theatlantic.com
#10 Dubai Supermoon
Picture source: zettamedia.co