Super Moon–What’s The Hype About?

Today’s ‘Super Moon’ is spectacular!  Scientists say we will not see another until November 25 2034!

The full moon of November 14, 2016 is the closest, biggest, and brightest supermoon of the year. The last time a supermoon of this magnitude was seen, was on January 26, 1948.

According to NASA, today the moon’s orbit is the closest to Earth in over 68 years.


When the moon is closest to Earth, astronomers describe it as being in the perigee stage. When the moon is further away, it is called apogee.

A perigee supermoon looks about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an apogee full moon.


–Dianah Gibson