Supermoon In November Will Be Closest To Earth In 69 Years

Posted: Nov 12 2016, 5:19am CST | by , Updated: Nov 12 2016, 11:36am CST , in Latest Science News


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Supermoon in November will be Closest to Earth in 69 Years
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  • Supermoon in November will come closest to earth in the last 69 years

The supermoon will come within 221,523 miles of the earth on the coming Monday

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year is just around the turn. This big moon in November is even more extra special since it will be a supermoon.

Supermoon is a term used to describe the moon when it comes to very close proximity with the earth. Basically when the full moon comes in the moon’s perigee, which is the point in its orbit closest to Earth.

This November supermoon will come closest to earth in almost the last 69 years. Such a supermoon will not be seen again until the year 2034. The last supermoon was seen back in 1948.

The supermoon will appear above in your skies on the coming Monday. The moon’s closest approach to the earth will occur at 6:21 a.m. EST Monday.

According to NASA, the moon will come 221,523 miles or 356,508 kilometers close to the earth’s surface. The prime time to see this moon in all its glory would have to be Sunday and Monday nights. Since based on the EST time when the moon is in full swing it will be setting on the US East Coast.

Keep in mind this moon is the third from a cycle of three moons this fall. The first moon of the cycle occurred on the 16th of October. You might remember the moon from all those stunning pictures posted on social media from all around the world.

NASA states this coming moon will be bigger and brighter than the one already seen. The supermoon on Monday will be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger, than a normal moon. The Slooh Community Observatory will live stream the supermoon on their website and Facebook page.

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