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Supermoon 2016

Post by Candlelight.kk on Mon 15 May 2017, 20:37

10 Nov 2016, 19:09

Are you ready for a REALLY super supermoon? Record breaking November 14th event will be biggest in living memory - and won't happen again until 2034

  • Moon will be the closest to Earth it's been since January 1948, and closest full moon to date in 21st century
  • The supermoon becomes full within two hours of perigee— making it an extra-super moon
  • The moon is at perigee at 6:22 a.m. EST and 'opposite' the sun for the full moon at 8:52 a.m. EST

The Monday, Nov. 14 supermoon will be especially 'super' because it's the closest full moon to Earth since 1948, and we won't see another like this until 2034.

According to NASA, you won't even have to get up early to see it.

On Monday, Nov. 14, the moon is at perigee at 6:22 a.m. EST and 'opposite' the sun for the full moon at 8:52 a.m. EST (after moonset for most of the US).

If you're not an early riser, don't worry, NASA says.

'I've been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon,' said Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission.

'The difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it's cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine.

Since the moon is full, it'll rise at nearly the same time as sunset, so I'd suggest that you head outside after sunset, or once it's dark and the moon is a bit higher in the sky.

'You don't have to stay up all night to see it, unless you really want to!'

The moon's orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it's farther away.

The supermoon of December 14 will be remarkable for a different reason: it's going to wipe out the view of the Geminid meteor shower, Nasa said..

Source: Mail Online - 9 November 2016
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Re: Supermoon 2016

Post by Stardust on Mon 15 May 2017, 20:40

10 Nov 2016, 19:19

Ooh! Thanks for posting that, Candlelight, I didn't know and wouldn't want to miss it.
Just hope the night is clear so we can see it. More often than not, when there's something exceptional to look out for in the sky, the clouds roll in and hide it away.

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