apogee full Moon
pormâng-e apâzam, pormâh-e ~
Fr.: pleine lune d'apogée
The → full Moon when our natural satellite is at its farthest position from the Earth. The difference in apparent size with respect to the → perigee full Moon represents a difference in distance of just under 50,000 km between → apogee and → perigee, given the Moon's average distance of about 385,000 km. Also called → full micro Moon.
pormâng, pormâh (#)
Fr.: pleine lune
1) The moon at → opposition, when it appears as a round disk
to an observer on the Earth because the illuminated side is toward him.
Pormâh, from Mid.Pers. purrmâh, from Av. pərənô.manha- "full moon" (cf. Skt. pūrná-mās-); → full; → moon.
perigee full Moon
Fr.: pleine lune de périgée
The → full Moon when our natural satellite is at its closest approach to the Earth. Perigee full Moons are as much as 14% larger and 30% brighter than → apogee full Moons. Also called perigee-syzygy full Moon, super full Moon, and → supermoon. The Supermoon on November 14, 2016, was the closest (356,523 km) a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948. The next time a Full Moon is even closer to Earth (356,448 km) will be on November 25, 2034.
perigee-syzygy full Moon
Fr.: lune de pÃ©rigÃ©Ã©-syzygie