November Supermoon Will Be Biggest We’ve Seen in Nearly 7 Decades
Who needs Star Wars in theaters, when we can see this supermoon in person?
Pop quiz: What's so special about the end of 2016? No, not the end of Obama's presidency. We will see three supermoons before ringing in 2017. The first was on October 16, the second is scheduled to appear the morning of November 14.
It's supposed to be the biggest supermoon since 1948.
According to Business Insider, the large size is due to the fact that this will be the closest the moon has been to the Earth since January 1948. I instantly think of my grandmother being able to see two record-breaking supermoons in her life. During this time, the moon will look 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal than average.
Experts say that the next time the moon will be this magical won't occur until the year 2034 (that year, when typed out, looks like something out of a sci-fi movie).
It will reach it's full peak at 7:52 a.m. CT on November 14. This works well because a supermoon is better experienced when it's closer to the horizon and you have a point of reference, like a building. Check out this picture for example and notice how small the people are:
It also wouldn't hurt to get to a location away from city lights. We're talking the country, which shouldn't be too hard to find in the Ark-La-Tex. Just be prepared for people to get weird... It is a full moon after all.
The third supermoon of 2016 is expected on December 14.