Supermoon Peaks Monday Morning

November 14, 2016

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If you hurry outside and take a peek at the moon, you'll see what is considered a supermoon, its closest point to Earth this year (at 6:15am).  At a distance of about 221,524 miles, it is the closest it has been to Earth since 1948.  It is 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it's at its farthest point in orbit and although we have had one supermoon already in October and another one coming in December, the moon is really close to Earth this morning; about 85 miles away from its closest possible distance to Earth! The moon will officially be full at 8:52am and breaking a 68 year record. The next time it gets this close again will be November 2034.

SOURCE: Space.com

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