People all around the world are highly anticipating the appearance of the supermoon, the first one since 1948. Seven decades later, the moon will be at its closest since then. It will be 14% larger and 30% bigger than the average full moon you see on a monthly basis. If you’re unable to catch the full moon tonight, don’t worry. You’ll get another chance come Nov. 25, 2034. Nonetheless, people are still curious about the supermoon November 2016 meaning. Can it really signal the end of the world drawing near?
But first, what is a supermoon? This is not an astrological term because its scientific name is perigee-syzygy but it’s harder to pronounce and supermoon does sound more fun and exciting, don’t you agree? Astrologer Richard Nolle first came up with the term and defined it as “…a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90 per cent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit”, this according to Earth Sky.
The moon’s orbit is elliptical so the moon during perigee is around 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the apogee. One other phenomenon is called the syzygy. This is when the earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits the earth. When the perigee and syzygy happens and the moon is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun, the result is a supermoon.
The End Of The World Theory
This year?s end of the world theory centers on the dates when the supermoon occurs. As mentioned, the last time the moon was this close to the earth was on November 1948, months after the establishment the State of Israel. The second appearance was when the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was underway, which was believed to be where Jesus’s tomb was located. Thus, the event’s timing is making people believe that the November 2016 supermoon could be the completion of a Biblical prophecy. Scientists don’t believe this, obviously. It’s not a prophecy fulfillment, just a function of the moon as it orbits around the earth.
So guys, let?s just sit back, relax, grab some quilt and binoculars and enjoy the view, okay? Alright! For more of supermoon November 2016 meaning news and latest updates, keep it here on TheBitBag. Hit us with your feedback in the comments below.