Supermoon time tonight, photos: East Coast, West Coast, Canada, California, New York (Find Supermoon rise times for all U.S. cities, worldwide)
Published 6:00 pm Sunday, November 13, 2016
Most everybody who has a caring heart about this magical place that’s our world and its place in the universe will be mesmerized tonight and tomorrow night by the brightest and closest full moon in decades.
(see photos of tonight’s Supermoon from around the world below.)
Tonight and Monday night’s November full moon is a Supermoon of all Supermoons — closer to the earth than any Supermoon in almost 70 years. There won’t be another like this until the year 2034.
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The best time for viewing will be when the moon rises right around sunset tonight, so to find best Supermoon times for viewing on the East Coast, West Coast, Canada, California, New York — pretty much any state or city you can name in the world, you will want to visit this site and plug in the city you want. Find the moon rise time and then get outside and watch this remarkable full November Supermoon rise and shine tonight!
If you find cloudy skies tonight or Monday evening you can watch this live stream to see the biggest, brightest full Supermoon in decades. It begins at 7 p.m. central time.
“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.”
NASA contributed to this report.