Last Sunday, on August 10, the supermoon was sighted. The moon was a bit bigger and brighter. The moon came closer to the earth than and was reported to be 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than the normal.
The astronomers and sky-gazers were excited by the perigee-moon. When the full moon comes to closest point to earth it appears bigger and brighter.
The supermoon on last Sunday was second in a trio of supermoons this summer. This summer, the first supermoon occurred on July 12 and the second on August 10. The third supermoon will be sighted on September 9.
Three supermoons in short duration is a very rare event which happens after a gap of about 20 years.