Supermoon Rising November 14

Moving in an ellipse around Earth, the Moon completes one orbit a month. Once a month the Moon is full, or opposite Earth. Once each month a new moon rises at a point between Earth and the Sun. At closest orbital position to Earth a Moon is called perigee, farthest away is an apogee Moon.When full moons coincide with perigee, a Supermoon is born. At perigee the Moon is 50,000 Km closer to Earth than at apogee.

Supermoon used to be known as full perigee moon. 30 years ago astrologer Richard Nolle coined the phrase and it stuck. On Monday November 14 the Moon becomes full 2 hours away from perigee, a circumstance not witnessed since January 28, 1948 and not duplicated until November 25, 2034. Best seats for supermoon’s 14% larger, 30% brighter show should be secured at Moon rise or set, time-frames when  “Moon Illusion” is star of the show.

Moon illusion is an optical illusion – ponder http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/why-nobody-can-explain-the-moon-illusion

Understanding optical trickery satisfies the curious, supermoon illusion tickles the soul. No other illusion stirs inexplicable wonder, smacks consciousness without warning or possesses the power to stop witnesses in their track. Watch Full Moon Silhouettes below, it’s breathtaking.

5 keys to enjoying the closest supermoon

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7 thoughts on “Supermoon Rising November 14

  1. You keep telling us about all these neat astronomical events and when they happen it seems like I’m always some place that’s overcast or cloudy. I must be living wrong or something. It’s very disheartening…..

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