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The supermoon - November 14th 2016


A supermoon occurs when a Full Moon or a New Moon coincides with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. This occured on 14th November 2016 when the Moon came within 356,509 km of the Earth. This is the closest that it has been since 1948 and it will not come this close again until 24th November 2034!

 
 
 
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