Brightest supermoon in 68 years, see National Geographic’s images
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.
Described as “undeniably beautiful” by American space agency Nasa, the Supermoons tend to look larger and brighter in the sky.
The biggest supermoon in 68 years will make an especially close approach to Earth on November 14 pic.twitter.com/cYGSeoohy8
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) November 14, 2016