The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016, but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century.
The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until 25 November 2034.This November the Moons is going to look the biggest it has in almost seven decades.
Supermoon can be as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal.Nothing beats a bright and beautiful “supermoon.” Except maybe, three supermoons! 2016 ends with a trio of full moons at their closest points to Earth.
The moon’s orbit is elliptical, leaving one side (perigee) 30,000 miles closer to earth than the other (apogee), according to NASA.
When the earth, sun and moon line up as the moon orbits the planet it’s called syzygy.When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon.