The Supermoon on November 14th will be the largest moon in about 70 years. The definition “Supermoon” is given to the moon when it is at its closest point to the Earth during its lunar orbit. It is also called the Beaver Moon by Native American tribes and the American Columnists as this was the time to set the beaver traps before the swamps froze over. This would give them a supply of warm winter furs. It was also considered the Frost Moon by Native Americans as well.
The moon will reach the peak around 8:52 am EST but the moon will appear full the day before and day after the main event.
This will be the largest Supermoon since 1948 and a full moon will not come this close to Earth again until November 25th, 2034. This month’
s supermoon is the second of three supermoons happening late in 2016. The first one happened in October and the last will be in December. The moon can look 14% larger and up to 30% brighter during a supermoon NASA officials say.