On November 14, we saw the biggest Supermoon of last 70 years, and oh my god, it was awesome. As per various scientific reports, the moon was 14% bigger and up to 30% brighter than usual nights. Sky-gazers took to the streets around the world to see the brightest moon since 1948 lights up the sky.
The Moon was closest – only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away – at 11:21 GMT. Well, if you missed this undeniably beautiful event, you need to wait till 2034 when the moon will become supermoon again. In case you missed it, here is your chance to relive the supermoon through these stunning supermoon photos –
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For a moon, two things are necessary to become a supermoon; first a full moon and second circling closest to the earth. According to NASA, the moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it is farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. The reason that this supermoon was special is because the Moon will be even closer to Earth than it has been for decades, so it will be bigger and brighter than you will ever have seen in your entire life! This is actually the second of three supermoons in a row, so if the clouds do not coöperate for you this weekend, you will have another chance next month to see the last supermoon of 2016 on December 14. The December supermoon might not be as amazing as the November one, which is the biggest so far this century. The December supermoon will be special for its own reason. Because it is so bright, it will make seeing the Geminid meteor shower next month much more difficult than usual.