Moon Over Chicago - Beautiful Scene of the Chicago Skyline Illuminated by the Full Moon
Supermoons or Full Moons are not really bigger and brighter even though they seem to be, And no small amount of debate surrounds the question of whether supermoons are even a real thing. The term was coined in pre-internet 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle to describe new and full moons that occur when the orb is within 90 percent of perigee — in lay terms, at its closest approach to Earth in the elliptical orbit.
The closeness to Earth — keep in mind, our planet and moon are still 226,000 miles apart at this point — makes the moon appear about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than when the moon is at its farthest point from our planet, called apogee. The supermoon effect is an illusion or trick of the eye. The moon can make for slightly stronger tides, and they’ll look super under the light of a silvery moon, but that happens with every full moon.
As the full moon rises, the skyline of Chicago becomes illuminated in a beautiful way. The Willis Tower, the United Center, and other landmarks become visible in the night sky.
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