NYLON – If you missed the much-photographed larger-than-usual moon last night, you’re in luck.
The ‘super moon’ will be back for another appearance tonight, Monday, starting at 5:14 p.m. Tonight the moon will be at 100 percent illumination,
The increase in the moon’s apparent size and brightness is no mystery, but is nonetheless rare. According to our news partner News10NBC, right now, the moon is closer to the earth than at any time since Jan. 26, 1948. The next time the moon will be this close or closer will be 18 years from now, in November 2034.
Typically the moon is 238,855 miles from the earth. Today the moon was 221,524 miles away – about 7,000 miles closer than average. With the moon being that much closer the size appears about 14 percent bigger and about 30 percent brighter.
So check it out! We have some rare clear skies for November and it’s a chance to see something that hasn’t been seen in almost 70 years!
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