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Supermoon on November 14 to be biggest in last 70 years

Moon Is All Set To Get Closer, Brighter And Bigger Than Ever In Last 70 Years On November 14. Scientists Say This Month’s Supermoon, The Penultimate Of The Year, Will Be The Biggest So Far Of The 21st Century.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 03 Nov 2016, 11:18:05 PM
Super moon on November 14 to be biggest in last 70 years (Getty Images)

New Delhi:

Moon is all set to get closer, brighter and bigger than ever in last 70 years on November 14.  Scientists say this month’s supermoon, the penultimate of the year, will be the biggest so far of the 21st century.

As we will not be able to see it like this again until 2034, so don’t miss this Novemeber 14 supermoon. The last time it happened in 1948.

What is Supermoon?

A Supermoon occurs due to the strange, egg-shaped orbit of the moon. One part of the orbit known as the perigee, is about 30,000 miles closer to earth than the apogee, or the furthest part.

Supermoons generally appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons.

However, such moons occur around every 13 months and November's is a special one.

What makes this November 14 Supermoon so special?

According to NASA scientists, this month’s supermoon becomes full within about two hours of perigee, arguably making it an extra-super moon.

Where and how one can see the Supermoon?

It will probably be best placed for moon spotters in Asia. The full moon occurring at 9:52 p.m. Hong Kong time, or 7:22 p.m. in India.

While on the US West Coast it should be able to spot it near its fullest at 5:52 a.m. PST.

This is to be noted that supermoons are best viewed at night, away from sources of light pollution.

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First Published : 03 Nov 2016, 11:09:00 PM