This is not your average supermoon. Mark your calendars folks, on November 14 our skies will be illuminated by the most impressive supermoon since 1948. That’s nearly 70 years for those reaching for their calculators.
According to NASA, the November 14th phenomenon will see the moon at its largest and closest, as the Earth, sun and moon line up as it orbits our planet. Up to 30,000 miles closer to the Earth in fact making it appear up to 14 percent larger, and 30 percent brighter than your usual full moon.
The best place to see this supermoon in all its glory? We think pilots and passengers flying through the night sky on November 14 will get a super treat, much like they did during the solar eclipse earlier this year when Alaska Airlines put on a special flight.
But if you won’t be at 40,000 feet, plan a quick escape outside of the city lights which tend to reflect the light, and dim the impact of the spectacular full moon. Better still, take a quick break to a Thai island, the hills of Bali, Siem Reap or country Vietnam and experience this spectacular night sky in full force.
And before you say you’re too busy to take leave, remember, the moon won’t be seen this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.
Find out more about how the term ‘supermoon’ came about, why there are three in 2016, and why we’ll be blown away with this sight from the experts at NASA in this video: