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Brightest supermoon in 68 years, see National Geographic’s images

The term Supermoon or perigee refers to closest approach of the Moon to Earth

The Supermoon on November 14, 2016, was the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948.

The term Supermoon or perigee refers to closest approach of the Moon to Earth. The last it was this close to the Earth was in 1948, while the next time a full moon is even closer to Earth is expected to be on November 25, 2034.

According to NASA, 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,” NASA said.

See National Geographic’s 11 Striking Pictures of This Week’s Supermoon

Described as “undeniably beautiful” by American space agency Nasa, the Supermoons tend to look larger and brighter in the sky.

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