This Monday, November 14th, we will be enjoying the so called supermoon.
The biggest moon before this was in 1948, and the next big one will be in 2034. Those of you not planning on living another 18 years had better run out to your backyard and take a look at your last big moon.
It’s called a perigee when the Earth and Moon are closest together, which causes this phenomenon.
This also will be the highest tides we will experience in 86 years. it'll be roughly 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an average full moon.
The reason for the supermoon is that the elliptical orbit of our lunar neighbor occasionally brings it in line with the Sun and the Earth. When this happens, and the moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, it appears bigger and brighter.
The Supermoon also has two other names; the Frost Moon as it usually occurs with the first frost of the season and the Native American name is Beaver Moon because its when they set their traps before the water freezes and the beavers finish building their dams.