In 2016, the full moons in the months of October, November and December all happen when the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth — a so-called supermoon.
The supermoon on Monday morning, November 14 is the full moon of November called the Beaver moon. It will reach the peak of it’s full phase at 8:52 am EST Monday morning. It will appear to be full the day before and after the event. According to NASA, our full moon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. This will make it the biggest “supermoon” in almost 70 years!
Not only will the full moon on November 14th be the closest and brightest supermoon of 2016, but also the largest since 1948. And, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to a statement from NASA.
The moon will begin to rise at 5:13 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, just seven minutes before sunset.
If for some reason you can’t see the full moon in your location, The Slooh Community Observatory will offer a live broadcast for November’s full moon on November 13 at 8 p.m. EST. You can also watch the supermoon live on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
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