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Largest supermoon in 78 years soon in the sky

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A worthwhile astronomy event is expected to take place in November, when the Moon will be as close to the Earth as it has last been in 1948.

On the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon, ScienceAlert.com reports.

A supermoon takes occurs, when the Earth-Moon-Sun system coincides with the perigee orbit’s side of the Moon facing us, and the Moon happens to be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, namely when a perigee-syzygy takes place.

Supermoons aren’t all that uncommon – there was one on October 16 and another will be on December 14.

«The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016, but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century,» U.S. astronomers at NASA say. «The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until 25 November 2034».

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  1. Linda says:

    I hope the cloud is minimal and it shines bright especially over my house.

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