The Closest Supermoon Full Moon Since 1948: How to See It Online

January 27, 2017 - Supermoon

November’s full moon on Monday (Nov. 14) will be the biggest and brightest one given 1948, creation it a good time to get outward and marvel during a lunar steer for stargazers around a world. But if it happens to be pale in your area, don’t despair. You can still watch a supposed “supermoon” online in several live webcasts, starting tonight (Nov. 13).

The Full Beaver Moon of November is called a supermoon since a full proviso is holding place during a moon’s closest indicate in a circuit around a Earth, also called a perigee. NASA says a moon will appear slightly incomparable than a standard full moon, during about 15 percent larger. The moon won’t demeanour this vast again until 2034. [Supermoon Nov 2016: When, Where How to See It

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The initial webcast here is from astronomy broadcasting use Slooh, that will start Sunday (Nov. 13) during 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT Monday, Nov. 14). You can also watch a supermoon live on, pleasantness of Slooh. The uncover will take place live from Slooh’s flagship look-out during a Institute of Astrophysics of a Canary Islands, where Slooh has telescopes operated by members.

During a broadcast, Slooh’s arch astronomical officer Paul Cox and Bob Berman, astronomy editor for The Old Farmer’s Almanac, will speak about how a full moon grows and shrinks via a year. Later, Janice Stillman — a editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac — will plead story and folklore concerning a Nov full moon from Native American tribes and early American colonists.

Viewers can take partial by commenting on @Slooh on Twitter, on a Facebook live video, or on a live discuss on

A second livestream will show a moon live from Baraket Observatory’s architecture in Israel, where a supermoon will arise above a Judaean Mountains. That promote will start 9:50 a.m. EST (1450 GMT) on Monday (Nov. 14).

The supermoon will also be promote live from Italy through a Virtual Telescope Project. Starting Monday during 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT), Gianluca Masi will uncover a moon rising above a skyline of Rome.

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