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Mark your calendars, be ready with your cameras and hope that the skies are clear as the biggest supermoon is set to appear in our skies on November 14, 2016. What’s special about this astronomical event is that it will be the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948 and the moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.

By definition, a supermoon “is a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to Earth.” LINK

As stated by NASA, the year will end with three (3) supermoons. The first had already occurred last October 16 to be followed by November 14 and finally December 14. But the full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, but will also be the closest and brightest supermoon of the year. Read the statement from NASA HERE.

Weather resources in the internet have forecasted clear weather on Monday in Cagayan de Oro City so perhaps, we can watch this event once in our lifetime.

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