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See the Biggest Supermoon in Nearly 70 Years



    'Super Moon' Makes a Lasting Impression in Texas

    People gathered across North Texas Monday evening to take one last peek at the rising "super moon." (Published Monday, Nov. 14, 2016)

    The moon is fascinating on a normal night, but it’s even more awesome when it comes in the form of a Supermoon.

    If you missed the last Supermoon on Oct. 16, you will get another chance to enjoy a Supermoon sighting on Nov. 14.

    The Supermoon is a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest approach to earth in its elliptical orbit. When the moon is at its closest point to earth in its orbit, this is called lunar perigee.

    Your Nov. Supermoon PhotosYour Nov. Supermoon Photos

    So when the moon is closer to earth than average, it appears much larger than it normally does and is an awesome sight to see.

    A Supermoon can appear as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon.

    The Supermoon Monday, Nov. 14 is special because it will be the largest super moon of 2016. This will also be the closest the full moon has been to earth since Jan. 26, 1948.

    The full moon likely will not get this close to earth again in its orbit until Nov. 25, 2034.

    Catching A Glimpse of Rare SupermoonCatching A Glimpse of Rare Supermoon

    Monday morning you might get a chance to see the Supermoon. Monday at 5:15 a.m., the moon will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter when it makes its closest pass to Earth. The moon will also be completely full. This hasn't happened since 1948. The moon will not appear this big or bright again until 2034.
    (Published Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016)

    The best time to view the November Supermoon will be right around around moonrise time -- 6:02 p.m.

    The final Supermoon of 2016 will occur on Dec. 14, so mark your calendars, dust off your cameras and enjoy the sensational view.

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