A beautiful supermoon will grace our skies on Monday November, 14 2016 during sunset.
The supermoon is going to be to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon and will be the closest full moon since January 26, 1948, making it the closest to date in the 21st century.
A supermoon occurs when the Earth, sun and moon align to the moon’s orbit of Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth to the sun. Because the moon has an elliptical orbit, one side – called the perigee – is about 48,280 km (30,000 miles) closer to Earth than the other side (the apogee).
Monday’s supermoon will the the second of three expected this year. The first occurred on October 16 and there will be another on December 14.
In America, the November full moon is known as a Beaver moon, because it arrives at the time of year when the Algonquin tribes and colonists would set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. It was also called the Frost moon by Native Americans.