The Full Moon on November 14, 2016, will appear as the largest and brightest Moon in the sky since 1948! Mark your calendars.
Full Beaver Moon Video
Each month, we explain the traditional Moon names along with some fascinating facts about the Moon. This month, learn about the Full Beaver Moon, and why you should avoid falling asleep in the moonlight.
WATCH THE SUPER SUPERMOON SHOW!
The show will start below on Sunday, November 13, 2016: 5:00 PM PST | 6:00 PM MST | 7:00 PM CST | 8:00 PM EST
This show is a partnership with between The Old Farmer’s Almanac editors and Slooh.com.
Why is the November 2016 Moon the most interesting of the year?
First, it’s a “Perigee” Moon—when the Moon reaches the point in its orbit that is nearest to Earth.
Even better, this Moon will be nearer to Earth than it’s been in 70 years. While the Moon won’t technically be getting any bigger, it will appear up to 14% larger than when it is at its furthest point.
Further, the full Moon of November 14 is not only the closest full Moon of 2016 but also the closest full Moon in the 21st century and it won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. Besides appearing large and bright in the sky, this extra-close Perigee Moon (or, Supermoon) will also have a more dramatic effect on the tides.