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LIVE BROADCAST of SUPERMOON Sunday night November 13, 2016 - to be the biggest since 1949.


On November 13 - 14th, get ready and get set for the super-supermoon. Although they come in cycles, if you miss this one, you’ll have to wait 18 years for the next one! Sky gazers will get to witness the biggest and closest full moon in 70 years, which will appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a ‘normal’ full moon.

What makes a moon super?

A ‘supermoon’ occurs when the moon is full at its closest point to the Earth during elliptical orbit. This results in the largest apparent size of the moon as seen from the Earth... It appears bigger, brighter and indeed far more 'super.' 

Despite the name, a supermoon isn’t always easy to spot. The 14 percent increase in size, meanwhile, can be seen well when the moon is at horizon. This can also create what’s known as ‘moon illusion’ where the moon looks unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings or other foreground objects, according to NASA.

You’ll want to go somewhere nice and dark away from the city to really get the best glimpse of the supermoon. OR you can check it out here as we live stream starting Sunday, November 13th at 07:00PM. 



November’s full moon is also known as the ‘Beaver Moon’. Historically, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

The Earth’s tides are stronger when the moon is new or full. So in this case, we’d have supertides!

The association of the supermoon with both oceanic and crustal tides has been associated with increased risk of disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. However, evidence has not proven this.