Supermoon live streaming, photos: November full Supermoon 2016 rises tonight (11/13/2016)
Published 6:10 pm Sunday, November 13, 2016
Tonight (11/13/2016) and Monday night (11/13/2016) is the biggest full Supermoon we have seen in the world since 1948, so you don’t want to miss it.
Good news if you have cloud skies are get caught inside, you can watch the full Supermoon tonight 2016 live stream online . (Click on the video below to watch it live here. Bookmark this page and come tonight at 7 p.m. central when it begins.)
Yes, tonight’s November Supermoon 2016, is 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than any moon we have had in almost 70 years and it won’t be this big and close to earth again until the year 2034.
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The November full moon is also called by some a Beaver Moon or a Frost Moon, so this year’s would be a Super Beaver Moon or a Super Frost Moon 2016. Beginning at 7 p.m. tonight (Sunday) and Monday night, watch the moon rise via live stream here.
From NASA: “The moon is a familiar sight in our sky, brightening dark nights and reminding us of space exploration, past and present. But the upcoming supermoon — on Monday, Nov. 14 — will be especially “super” because it’s the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034.
“The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it’s farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. At perigree — the point at which the moon is closest to Earth — the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet. The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and because it is larger shines 30 percent more moonlight onto the Earth.
“The biggest and brightest moon for observers in the United States will be on Monday morning just before dawn. On Monday, Nov. 14, the moon is at perigee at 6:22 a.m. EST and “opposite” the sun for the full moon at 8:52 a.m. EST (after moonset for most of the US).
“If you’re not an early riser, no worries. ‘I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon,’ said Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. ‘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. You don’t have to stay up all night to see it, unless you really want to!’ “