Super Supermoon

Gaze skyward on November 14 and be treated to an extra special supermoon.

The term supermoon refers to when a full moon is at or near its closest point—perigee—to earth. Supermoons appear 14-30 percent brighter than when the moon is at its farthest point away—apogee. Novembers’ supermoon will be the closest the moon has been to earth since January 26, 1948. It won’t come this close again until November 25, 2034. (We’ll be treated to a regular supermoon on December 14.)

Unlike an eclipse, there is no prime-time to see the supermoon. Simply find a dark place free of trees any time after dark, look up, and take it all in.

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