Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bright supermoon tonight and Monday, King Tides all week

International Business Times/Cortney Drakeford, 11/12/16, "Supermoon 2016: Why November's full moon will be the biggest and brightest until 2034 and how to watch."

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Bright supermoon, back in 18 years.
"A supermoon will grace the skies Monday night (11/14/16), creating an image that won’t occur again for years. The moon may look unusually large, but it is just closer to earth, about 30,000 miles than it typically is.

At 6:22 a.m. EST on Monday, the moon will be at its closest orbital approach to earth, also referred to as perigee, NASA reported Wednesday. By 8:52 a.m. EST, the moon will be full and appear to be at its largest.

People can also view the moon Sunday or Monday night. “The difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine. Since the moon is full, it’ll rise at nearly the same time as sunset, so I’d suggest that you head outside after sunset, or once it’s dark and the moon is a bit higher in the sky,” Noah Petro, the deputy project scientist of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission at NASA, said. "   Read more.

Related.  SF Gate/Amy Graff, 11/11/16, "Mother Nature to put on extraordinary display on Nov. 14: Supermoon coupled with King Tides." "We're about to experience an extraordinary display from Mother Nature as the King Tides and supermoon team up for epic tide pooling and potential flooding...  On Monday, Nov. 14, the moon will be the closest to earth it has been since January 1948 and our only permanent natural satellite will appear big, beautiful and amazing for photographs. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon, and the November supermoon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and as much as 30 percent brighter in the sky than an average full moon, according to NASA. ..."   The Oxford Eagle/Staff, 11/13/16, "Supermoon November 2016 photos: pictures to tonight's full moon from around the world."  "Tonight and Monday night’s November full moon is a Supermoon of all Supermoons — closer to the earth than any Supermoon in almost 70 years. There won’t be another like this until the year 2034."

Note photographs.  Over San Francisco bridge from the related SF gate article. More photographs from around the world see the related Oxford Eagle article. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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