Supermoon, November 14, 2016 ~ According to NASA scientists, this supermoon is the biggest and brightest in almost 70 years. We won't see another supermoon like this until 2034, so it surely is worth taking a good look.
A supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day as the perigee, the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to the earth. Supermoons generally appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons. According to NASA,this month's supermoon "becomes full within about two hours of perigee--arguably making it an extra-super moon."
In America, the November full moon is known as a "Beaver Moon," because it arrives at the time of year when fur trappers would hunt the dam-building animals.