Stargazers, rejoice! The closest supermoon in nearly 70 years is scheduled to make a grand appearance on Nov. 14, and it’s rumored to be a ‘showstopping’ view. Can’t leave the house? Take a seat and check out the spectacular lunar sight online!
Who needs a telescope when the moon is at it’s biggest and brightest? The supermoon, originally named “Perigee-syzygy,” will be making an appearance on Nov. 14 and this time, it will be a “showstopper,” according to NASA. As if that’s not inciting enough, it will be the closest in almost 70 years and we won’t see another of this magnitude until 2034. The supermoon will appear shortly before sunrise at 6:22 a.m. EST and will become full-sized by 8:52 a.m. EST. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SUPERMOON LIVESTREAM.
“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,” said Noah Petro, the deputy project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. “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.”
The moon’s 28-day orbit means the distance from Earth will vary, depending on the stargazer’s location. This year has certainly offered plenty of opportunities to go outside with some friends and get cozy in a blanket and pajamas. The three supermoons will have appeared on Oct. 16, Nov. 14 and Dec. 14. But, the middle is actually the one to look out for, since it’s usually the brightest and fullest. Jackie Faherty, an astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History, said it’s worth taking a peek. She said, “it’s closer to you than it’s been in quite a long time.”
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