An exceptional celestial treat is in store for sky gazers as 'supermoon', the biggest and brightest full moon of the year which will be closest to Earth in 18 years, will be seen in the night sky on Saturday 19.03.2011.
The 'supermoon' will be closest to the Earth in 18 years and will appear to be the biggest and brightest of 2011
Full moon will be around 10 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter as compared to other full moons during the year
The Moon orbits Earth in an oval shaped or elliptical orbit. Its distance from earth varies, depending on where it is in this orbit. A full moon night, at a time when the moon is closest to earth, is called a Super Moon.On March 19,2011, the full moon will be about 356,577 km away, the closest it's been in 18 long years