The Biggest Supermoon for 86 Years!
This November brings an epic celestial event – A Supermoon. Not just any old Moon, the closest, brightest and largest full Moon for 86 years!
Visible to most of the planet, so don’t miss this epic lunar spectacle.
What is a Supermoon
The term “Supermoon” is relatively new and describes a full Moon that is closer, brighter and apparently larger than normal.
A full Moon occurs each month when the Sun Earth and Moon line up. The Moons orbit is slightly elliptical, meaning it’s orbit isn’t a perfect circle. Occasionally when the Moon is full and its near its closest point to Earth (known as Perigee) it can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal in the sky. “A Supermoon”.
Credit : meteorwatch.org
The Moon in November 2016 will be the largest since 1948 and the next time its this close will be 2034! There will be many more supermoons from now until then, but none of them as close.
To a normal passer by who is unaware that there is a supermoon they may not see any difference to any other full Moon, the differences are quite ...