Biggest supermoon in nearly 70 years to light up sky in November

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Get ready for the biggest moon you’ve ever seen!

On Monday, Nov. 14, the full moon is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century, according to NASA.

Supermoons happen when a full moon makes a close pass to earth, making it appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter.

The last three full moons of 2016 are all supermoons, which in general aren’t that rare. But the November supermoon is special. The full moon hasn’t come this close to our planet since January 1948 and it won’t happen again until November 25, 2034.

The last supermoon of 2016 will happen on December 14 and won’t seem as big, but it will wipe out the view of the Geminid meteor shower.

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