Barrington area supermoon spotters were out and about with cameras in hand into the wee hours overnight. Monday’s moon is especially “super” because it’s the closest full moon to Earth since 1948! We have photos captured from around town plus NASA’s look at this stunning sight for today’s NoonDaily Update.
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NASA | The Monday, Nov. 14 supermoon will be especially “super” because it’s the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034. The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it’s farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. At the point at which the moon is closest to Earth – the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than the point when the moon is farthest from our planet. The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and because it is larger shines 30 percent more moonlight onto the Earth.
James Owen | Captured this shot of the Super moon. Tonight the moon will appear to be 30% bigger and brighter than it has been in 70 years.
Bob Reynolds | Supermoon rising over the marina at Lake Barrington Shores. 11/13/16
NASA says this supermoon was at its brightest for observers in the United States Monday morning just before dawn. But NASA says you can still try again tonight or even next month. According to NASA, this is actually the second of three supermoons in a row so you will have another chance next month to see the last supermoon of 2016 on Dec. 14.
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