How To Watch The Biggest Supermoon On November 14

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 4:44am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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How to Watch the Biggest Supermoon on November 14
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  • The Largest Supermoon in a Generation due on November 14th

The largest supermoon in a generation is due on November 14th. To enjoy viewing this supermoon certain steps will have to be taken by the skygazers and astronomy enthusiasts.

The largest of supermoons is about to make your day (or is it night). Such a supermoon has never appeared in the last 70 odd years. It will illuminate the velvet sky on November 14th.

The sight will be one to remember and cherish. A supermoon is when a new moon or a full moon appears in a big way at its closest to the planet earth.

The moon’s orbit is in an ellipsis. It also has a side closer to the earth. At certain times, the moon, earth and sun are in synch. At such times, when the side of the moon closest to the earth is facing us, a supermoon is the extraordinary result.

This data comes courtesy of NASA. This November, the supermoon will be 14% larger and 30% more illuminated. That is compared to an ordinary full moon. Yet the sight of this supermoon will differ in accordance with the location from which it is seen.

A less well-lit location will lead to a better view. As for the fact that the supermoon may be low-hanging, it will create an optical illusion known as a moon illusion.

When this supermoon is near the horizon, it looks extraordinarily large. On November 13th and 14th, the supermoon will come out in view. It will especially be prominent on the 14th.

Enthusiasts and amateur astronomers can take pics of the supermoon. Here are a few tips from the experts. One thing is to reduce the vibrations. This could be done using a camera with built-in stabilization and a tripod. Also shutter speed matters here. It should be adjusted at 1/100 seconds.

Also pics ought to be taken in succession one after the other. It is back shots that allow the capturing of an extraordinary shot. To attain the perfect shot, some time will have to be spent waiting for this to occur. Maybe the inclusion of some landmarks would be salubrious.

Google Maps, apps and tools will help astronomers, amateur and professional, in their quest for snapping the perfect pic of the supermoon due on November 14th.

The last supermoon of the year will appear on December 14.

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