Everyone is thrilled to know that the amazing supermoon will rise in a few days, delighting our sight. On November 12 and 13, the moon will reach its closest orbital approach to our planet, also being displayed as a full massive celestial object in the night sky. The combination of a full moon and the moon which reaches its closest point to Earth is called the supermoon.
- Scientists have some useful advice for those intending to stargaze on November 12.
- The amazing supermoon will thrill everybody.
The name suggests that the moon will appear bigger than it usually is, looking at least 7% wider than we ever seen it. The idea of calling this spectacular phenomenon the supermoon was implemented by an astrologer, not by an astronomer. The term was invented back in 1979 by Richard Nolle, an astrologer. It was bound to define a new or a full moon.
You should get prepared to admire the amazing supermoon which is soon to rise. You can use some binoculars or a telescope, whatever helps you observe the delightful view. If you find yourself nearby a stargazing site, that is even better. You can just hope to have the whole place for yourself to admire the phenomenon.
Scientists have provided us with some useful advice regarding stargazing. We all know that it takes a while for the human eye to adjust to the darkness. If you go to a stargazing site and you are not the only one who wants to gaze at the amazing supermoon, then you ought to use a red flashlight to not damage the eyesight of anybody there.
If your eyes were already adjusted to the darkness and you suddenly see a bright flashlight making its way through the crowd, that can cause damage to your eyes. A red flashlight is advisable because it does not have the same effect on the eyes. A thing which is totally wrong and could provoke severe eye damages is pointing the flashlight towards the telescopes.
The powerful light will impair the vision of the person who was there stargazing. You need to be very careful. Another prohibited item when stargazing is a headlamp. You can blind anyone who you’re looking to. Also, if you feel like taking notes on your tablet, smartphone or laptop, you should bring a thick cloth to protect the bright screen from damaging the sight of any other stargazer.
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