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Supermoon: A Closer Look

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  • Q1
    What is a 'Supermoon'?
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    When the full moon coincides with the moon's lunar orbit at the closest point to the Earth.
    When the moon directly aligns with the sun at the point of the moon's lunar orbit.
    When the full moon coincides with the moon's lunar orbit at the furthest point from the Earth.
    Another name for a full moon, when the entire face of the moon is illuminated by the sun's rays.
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the scientific name for a supermoon?
    Lunar Eclipse
    Blue Moon
    Perigee Full Moon
    Ultimate Full Moon
    30s
  • Q3
    When is the next supermoon of 2018?
    Feb, 12
    Jan, 31
    Feb, 1
    Feb, 5
    30s
  • Q4
    The moon's orbit has an average distance of 238,000 miles (382,900 km) from Earth. Does this occur in a perfect circle?
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    Sometimes
    Once every 3 years
    Yes
    No
    30s
  • Q5
    For a supermoon to occur the moon has to be at its closest approach to the Earth and at the full phase. When does the moon enter its full phase?
    Every 29.5 days
    Every 2 years
    Once a year
    Every month
    30s
  • Q6
    How much brighter does the moon appear during a supermoon?
    30%
    20%
    10%
    50%
    30s
  • Q7
    How much larger does the moon appear during a supermoon?
    14%
    5%
    50%
    10%
    30s
  • Q8
    When was the largest supermoon in 69 years?
    February 2017
    December 2015
    January 2018
    November 2016
    30s
  • Q9
    What is it called when the supermoon coincided with a lunar eclipse?
    Eclipsed Supermoon
    Super Lunar
    Lunar Supermoon
    Supermoon Eclipse
    30s
  • Q10
    At the end of 2016 there were 3 supermoons in a row.
    true
    false
    True or False
    30s

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