January 29, apogee: , miles , km February 9, full moon: , miles , km Difference: 26, miles 42, km. That being the case, then the February full moon comes to within Super cool super-moonrise composite from Fiona M.
Donnelly in Ontario. This photo is from the August supermoon. Farthest apogee : , miles , km Closest perigee : , miles , km Difference: 30, miles 49, km.
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Farthest apogee : , miles , km February full moon : , miles , km Difference : 27, miles 44, km. Another contrast of a full supermoon full moon at perigee with a micro-moon full moon at apogee.
Image via Stefano Sciarpetti. Is the February full moon a supermoon? If we choose the perigee and apogee for a given monthly orbit, as Espenak did, then we broaden the definition of supermoon. Given the narrower definition, the full moon on February 9, , is not a supermoon, but given the broader one, it is.
The supermoon of March 19, right , compared to an average moon of December 20, left. Read more: How many supermoons in ? Bottom line: At least two commentators — Richard Nolle and Fred Espenak — disagree on whether the February 9, full moon should be called a supermoon.
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Is it? If you define a supermoon based on the perigee and apogee for a given monthly orbit, then it is a supermoon. Take your choice! He's a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
Last transit of Mercury until Stunning view inside a young moon crater.
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Tonight Last transit of Mercury until Today's Image Stunning view inside a young moon crater. Tweets by earthskyscience. But the start of February does have its drama: On February 1, Mars squares off with Pluto, bringing a big shake-up to your schedule and finding you dealing with some short tempers and big egos. Things are moving very quickly, and when Mars and Pluto, the two planets of war, clash, things get very heated—even in cool Aquarius season! Stay out of power struggles.
Bring in a third party to help mediate; people are less likely to be conniving if someone is watching. The vibe shifts when sweet Venus connects with electric Uranus on February 2—this freeing energy is romantic, but not suffocating. February 3 finds Venus entering Capricorn, bringing a dash of romance to your everyday life Venus in Capricorn will also bring good vibes to your day job.mugwittrahealth.tk
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Messenger planet Mercury connects with Jupiter on February 3, bringing a big boost in communication between you and your partners. Watch for another boost in connection on February 7, when the sun connects with Jupiter you know that an ego stroke can go a long way with people—now is your chance to really work that secret power! Mercury is busy making plenty of helpful connections this month, so you'll be receiving plenty of news from your partners and even your enemies—communication is just flowing!
In the middle of all this Mercury movement is the new moon in Aquarius on February 4, bringing a new start in your relationships. On February 7, Mercury will connect with Mars, pushing conversations to move even more quickly, and on February 9, Mercury connects with Uranus—watch out for an unusual idea.