Want to see the biggest moon of the year? Scratch that. Want to see the biggest moon since 1948? If you answered yes, read on.
Later this month, the Moon is slated to be at the closest point to our planet that it’s been since January of 1948.
This incredibly over-sized supermoon will not only appear larger, but also brighter than otherwise ordinary full moons.
As Business Insider reports, this November supermoon, which is scheduled to take place on the eve of November 14, will appear to be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than normal full moons. And if you happen to miss it, you may be sorely disappointed to find that the next time a supermoon of this caliber is to take place won’t come until November 25, 2034.
For reference, this month’s supermoon isn’t the only one to appear in the night sky this year as last month, in October, there was a supermoon on the 16th and come next month, there’s yet another to appear.
Like this month’s supermoon, the December supermoon, which is scheduled to appear on the 14th, is also particularly interesting, but not for the same reason. According to NASA, the December 2016 supermoon is going to be so bright, it’s actually going to obstruct our vision of the Geminid meteor shower.
So if you’re excited for the upcoming supermoons, of which there are still two to go, you’ll want to mark the dates on your calendar. The next one is to take place on November 14. The one after that, the last of the year, is to take place on December 14.