Everyone will want to mark the evening of November 14, 2016 on their calendars. On that date, a very rare and special lunar event will be happening – a supermoon – but not just any supermoon. It will be the biggest and brightest in 60 years.
A supermoon is a phenomenon that occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon being the closest it gets to the Earth on its orbit. As a result, the moon will appear much larger and brighter than the usual full moon. Supermooons are roughly 30% larger in area and 30% brighter than the smallest full moon.
Supermoons are technically called a “perigee full moon” and the last time one happened that was this big was almost 70 years ago on January 25, 1948.
“The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016, but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century,” explained NASA.
So you’ll want to make sure to look up to the night sky on the sky because the next time it comes this close again will be nearly 20 years from now on November 25, 2034.
Here’s hoping the skies are clear outside so I can get a view and maybe a photo or two!
Watch the video below to get a preview of what’s to come!
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