Have you ever seen a super moon before? If not, then don’t miss the chance because on November 14th, 2016 the moon will be closest to earth after January 1948. When the moon is closest to the earth, it is being said that at this time, the moon is in the perigee stage. When the moon is away from the earth, this is the apogee stage respectively.
This moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the average full moon. After 1948, this brighter, super moon will be seen tonight and people can experience the same super moon again on November 25th in 2034.
NASA Views On Super Moon
NASA said in this regard, “The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016, but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century.”
You can see the best view of the moon from a spot where the moon is sitting closer to the horizon, which creates ‘moon illusion’. “When the moon is near the horizon, it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects,” NASA says. “The effect is an optical illusion, but that fact doesn’t take away from the experience.”
The Best Way To See This Super Moon
The best way to see the brighter, biggest super moon is to go to some dark place. In this way the lights can diminish the bright sight of this moon and make your eyes difficult to see it. The moon can create an optical illusion, when it approaches the horizon and it will appear as bigger and even more enormous.
“I’d suggest that you head outside after sunset, or once it’s dark and the Moon is a bit higher in the sky. You don’t have to stay up all night to see it, unless you really want to!” says Noah Petro of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.
So, don’t forget to avail this opportunity, otherwise you have to wait for the year 2034.