Supermoon (Report)

The Moon
"Supermoon" is when the moon appears large and this happens when the moon comes closer to Earth than normal, and this happens during full moon or new moon. Each month, the moon's distance varies between 354,000 km (220,000 miles) and 410,000 km (254,000 miles) due to the elliptical orbit of the moon around Earth.

An "Extreme Supermoon" is when the moon has the closest approach to the Earth during its orbit. On 19 March 2011, the moon will have its closest approach since 19 January 1992. The distance between the Earth and the Moon will be just 356,577 km (221,567 miles) on 19 March 2011. There has been speculations that this could cause natural disasters and some has even linked it with the Earthquake and Tsunami of Sendai, Japan on 11 March 2011. But, it has been clarified that the small change in the distance will not cause any huge changes in Earth.

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