November supermoon will be largest in decades

November supermoon will be largest in decades

The upcoming full moon will not only be a "supermoon" but also be the largest supermoon to grace our skies in several decades, NASA astronomers announced.

According to a recently released statement by the U. S. space agency, the upcoming full moon will be 14 per cent bigger as well as 30 per cent brighter than normal. It will be largest "supermoon" in as many as seven decades.

The full moon will reach complete fullness at around 8:52 a. m. on November 14th, which means it will actually appear brighter and fuller in the evening hours of November 13th rather than the 14th.

The astronomers also estimated that the moon will start rising at 5:13 p. m. on November 13th, just 7 minutes ahead of sunset, and it will be totally dark that evening by 5:51 p. m.

NASA said in a statement, "A moon is considered a "supermoon" when it passes slightly closer to Earth in its orbit. Full moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon's orbit. It is an ellipse with one side (perigee) about 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other

(apogee)."

Current year will bring three supermoon. While the first supermoon has already taken place on October 16th, the second will occur this month and the third will occur on December 14th.

The next time the moon will become so close to Earth, appearing so full and bright will be in 2034.

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