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November's Supermoon Will Be Biggest Since 1948

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    On Sunday night, the sky might look a little different - that's because we'll see the first full supermoon this year, and it will be traveling its closest path around Earth since 1948. NBC5 meteorologist Alicia Roman has details. (Published Friday, Nov. 11, 2016)

    If the moon appears bigger and brighter on Nov. 14, it's not your imagination.

    That's because there will be a supermoon that night, the first full supermoon this year, and it will be traveling its closest path around Earth since 1948.

    This month's supermoon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, according to NASA.

    Supermoon is the lay term for a full moon that occurs during the moon's closest point of orbit to Earth. This month's moon is especially super because it's the first time the moon will orbit this closely to Earth in 68 years.    

    The next full supermoon traveling this close to Earth won't happen again until 2034.

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