November Supermoon

 

The moon was nearly full last night and shining beautifully in a clear sky.

The November full moon (called the Beaver Moon) will rise Monday night around 5:15 p.m. in Lake George.

This will be the closest full moon since 1948.

You’ll have to wait 18 years until 2034 to see it this close and bright (30 percent more than usual) from our planet’s surface again.

NASA’s explanation of the supermoon:

“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.”

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