Biggest Super Moon in Nearly 70 Years Coming Nov. 14

The moon is fascinating on a normal night, but it’s even more awesome when it comes in the form of a super moon.

If you missed the last super moon on Oct. 16, you will get another chance to enjoy a super moon sighting on Nov. 14.

The super moon is a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest approach to earth in its elliptical orbit. When the moon is at its closest point to earth in its orbit, this is called lunar perigee.

So when the moon is closer to earth than average, it appears much larger than it normally does and is an awesome sight to see.

A super moon can appear as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon.

The super moon coming Monday, Nov. 14 is special because it will be the largest super moon of 2016. This will also be the closest the full moon has been to earth since Jan. 26, 1948.

The full moon likely will not get this close to earth again in its orbit until Nov. 25, 2034.

The best time to view the November super moon will be right around around moonrise time -- 6:02 p.m.

The final super moon of 2016 will occur on Dec. 14, so mark your calendars, dust off your cameras and enjoy the sensational view.

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