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Where will you be for the biggest astronomy event this year?
We all love when an event is FREE or of minimal cost, and this event you can literally do in your own backyard. What I mean by this is to marvel at the night sky like never before as the biggest supermoon of the century is set to reveal itself bigger and better on November the 14th, 2016. This time, it is being argued that it will be an extra-supermoon being 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the night sky!
Supermoon in Munich, Germany. Photo off Wikipedia. Author: Folke Ashberg
For any budding astronomers out there, or people who just like to marvel at things that are "larger than life", cross your fingers that the weather on the 14th is clear as this will be our only chance to see the extra-supermoon until November 2034.
For tips on getting the best possible view of the supermoon, you can either in your own backyard, just face East. In the city; head to the top of the tallest building or a high standing lookout. If a beach sounds good to you to soak up the moon's beam, make sure it is any beach facing easterly.
By Peter2006son - File:Supermoon - Howrah 2011-03-19 1881.JPG, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14648586
A couple of interesting facts behind a supermoon, thanks to NASA, is that it occurs when a moon is at its furthest orbital point. A supermoon (technically known as a perigee moon) occurs when the sun, moon and earth all line up in an orbit. This only happens 3 times a year, and this time around in November it is going to be the biggest in a century we will have seen.
This will be an absolute treat for all who witness it, so make sure to get outdoors when the biggest supermoon of the century illuminates our skies!
Where will you be to see the supermoon this November?