The closest full moon in the 21st Century
We’re about to see a record-breaking supermoon – the biggest in nearly 70 Years
The full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of the year. It’s the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948. The moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. Should you watch for this full moon on the night of November 14? Sure, and, if you do, it’ll be beautiful. But, for us in the Americas, the moon is closer to full on the night of November 13.
The moon turns precisely full on November 14, 2016 at 1352 UTC. This full moon instant will happen in the morning hours before sunrise in western North America and the Pacific islands (to the east of the International Date Line). See the chart below.
But no matter. The moon will look plenty full and bright all night long on both nights – November 13 and 14 – as it rises in the east around sunset, climbs highest up around midnight, and then sets in the west at or near sunset.
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Here’s how to see the biggest supermoon since 1948
(CNN) If you step outside on November 14, you might notice the moon is looking bigger and brighter than usual.