Will a Nov full moon be a supermoon?
October 27, 2017 - Supermoon
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The subsequent full moon will be on Saturday, Nov. 4, and while it will not be a supermoon, it will come close.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon comes as a moon reaches perigee — the moon’s closest indicate to Earth in a orbit. According to a Farmer’s Almanac, on Nov. 4, a full moon is within one day and 19 hours of perigee.
Supermoon — initial coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in a 1970s — is not an official astronomical term.
Because it’s so tighten to Earth, it is estimated that a supermoon looks about 7 percent incomparable and about 16 percent brighter than an normal full moon.
The full moon in Nov will be a Beaver Moon. According to a Farmer’s Almanac, this moon was given a name by both a colonists and a Algonquin tribes because this was a time to set beaver traps before a swamps froze, in sequence to have copiousness of fur for a cold winter months.
And a supermoon is not too distant off, as a subsequent one we’ll see will be on Dec. 3 of this year.