The One about Supermoon 2016

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For those who have looked at the night sky, tonight’s supermoon (a.k.a. perigee-syzygy) is 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.

Since 1948, this is the closest the moon has been to Earth in 69 years and the next time it will happen is in November 25, 2034.

While the moon is close to Earth, it is actually 226,000 miles away and in some countries, the moon, especially when an object passes in front of it, will look massive.

For those who have heard about the supermoon may wonder…wasn’t there one earlier in the year?

The answer is that there are a total of six supermoons for 2016 and the next one will be on December 14th.

But considering the fog and bad weather we get in December, I figure this is the best night I will see a supermoon for the remainder of 2016.

Hope many of you got a chance to check out this beautiful full moon out not just tonight but for the next few days.


Dennis A. Amith