earth: New Moon will be closest to Earth ‘Tonight’; Heavenly miracle will happen after 993 years

earth: New Moon will be closest to Earth 'Tonight';  Heavenly miracle will happen after 993 years
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The new Moon will be in the closest proximity to Land on January 21, 2023, from the Middle Ages. This astronomical event is reportedly occurring for the first time in 993 years and it is highly likely that it will occur again after another 345 years.

Due to its closeness to Earth, the New Moon will have its largest appearance in the sky since December 3, 1030 CE. ‘’ has revealed the information after a review of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of POT. Today, the moon will be 356,568 kilometers or 221,561 miles from Earth. Those who will miss today’s incident will have to wait until January 20, 2368 to experience it.

Moon orbit through the Earth is far from the shape of a perfect circle. It is actually elliptical in shape and represents a barely stretched circle. Due to its shape, the distance between the Moon and the Earth keeps changing for a month. The closest point in the Moon’s orbit to Earth is called ‘perigee’, while the point furthest from the planet is known as ‘apogee’. The longest distance from the Earth to the Moon is observed when the Earth is in the closest proximity to the Sun. This happened on January 4th. Almost 2,000 years ago, three New Moons occurred at distances less than 356,570 km.

Venus and Saturn will align the day after the New Moon. Today’s New Moon is of great importance as it marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the ‘Spring Competition’. According to the Chinese calendar, this year is called the ‘Year of the Rabbit’. The Chinese calendar integrates the lunar and photovoltaic methodologies to determine dates. The total distance between the Moon and the Earth through such incidents is crucial. On April 20, the world will witness a full photovoltaic eclipse in Australia, East Timorand West Papua. In addition, an annular photovoltaic eclipse will be seen in October in the United States, Mexico and South America.

Frequently asked questions

Q1. What is the distance between the Earth and the Sun?
Answer The total distance between the Earth and the Sun is 147.21 million km.

Q2. What is the green planet?
Answer Uranus is known as the green planet.

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