Not Since 1948 Has There Been A Supermoon Like This
The largest, closest supermoon of the century will be taking place in mid-November. There was a supermoon in the middle of October but this one promises to be considerably more impressive!The Nov. 14th supermoon will not only be the brightest of the year, but it’s the closest one we’ve seen since 1948.
On average, there are about four to six supermoons per year, but November’s is one astronomical phenomenon you don’t want to miss. You won’t be able to see the moon in the same form again until 2034!
If you don't really know what a supermoon is, according to Astropro, it’s a “full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. It's when the Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with the moon in its nearest approach to Earth.”
When it comes to supermoons, the moon is about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon, according to CBS News.
While the supermoon is technically occurring on Nov. 14, people across America will also be able to see it on Nov. 13. The brightest and fullest hours will be those right before sunrise. And if for some reason you miss November’s supermoon, there will be one more this year occurring on Dec. 14th.