November supermoon will be the closest to Earth since 1948

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November supermoon will be the closest to Earth since 1948

Post  kelee877 on Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:00 pm

In astronomical terms, we're about to get up close and personal with our moon — super close, you could say.

When a full moon reaches its closest point to our planet in its elliptical orbit, that's called a supermoon, or perigee in scientific terms. And this month's supermoon on Nov. 14 is going to be the closest we've come to our orbiting neighbour in almost seven decades.

The last time the moon was this close was 1948, and it won't happen again until 2034.

"In that sense, it's kind of a super supermoon," David Hanes, a professor of astronomy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., told CBC News.

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