Don't miss the supermoon on November 14
The Moon will be 356,509 km closer to Earth, the closest it has been to Earth since 1948. (Shutterstock)
Start preparing for November 14, when the moon will be the closest it has been to Earth since 1948. If you miss it, then have to wait till November 25, 2034.
According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), during the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon.
However it's not always easy to tell the difference. A 30 per cent difference in brightness can easily be masked by clouds or the competing glare of urban lights.
“On November 14, it becomes full...arguably making it an extra-super moon,” NASA adds.
On November 14, the Moon will be 356,509 km closer to Earth.
According to EarthSky.org the moon turns precisely full on November 14, 2016 at 1352 UTC (Oman local time 7pm).
“This full moon instant will happen in the morning hours before sunrise in western North America and the Pacific islands (to the east of the International Date Line). But no matter. The moon will look plenty full and bright all night long on both nights – November 13 and 14 – as it rises in the east around sunset, climbs highest up around midnight, and then sets in the west,” the EarthSky.org adds.
By Rejimon K
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