On November 14th, anyone with a clear evening sky will be lucky enough to see a “super moon”. A super moon happens when the moon is full at its closest point to the Earth, and this month’s super moon is the closest the moon has been to Earth since 1948. According to space.com, the moon will look 15 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than a typical full moon. To get the best super moon effect, experts recommend that you view the moon when it is near the horizon. This is because of a well-known effect called the “moon illusion,” which means the moon looks larger when viewers can easily compare it to nearby buildings.
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