The moon appeared 14 percent brighter and 30 percent bigger on Saturday night, as it passed closest to the earth in 18 years.
The moon was at its perigee, the closest to Earth that is about 221,567 miles from us. The farthest point of the moon’s orbit, called apogee is at a distance of 252,000 miles from earth.
NASA has allayed the fears generated by the predictions made by astrologers about the impending natural disasters, as the moon comes closest to the Earth. It said that there is nothing harmful or unnatural about it.
As the orbit of the moon is oval, at one end of it, the moon comes closer to Earth by nearly 31,000 miles, and at one point it is at the farthest end called the apogee.