Weather Geek: November's Supermoon will biggest, brightest since 1948


Look to the sky on the early morning of November 14th and you will see a rare phenomenon. November's full moon is not only the closest of 2016, but the closest moon in 70 years. The last time a moon was this close to Earth was 1948 when the Cleveland Indians won the World Series. In fact, the moon won't come this close again until 2034.

This November's supermoon can also be called the "Beaver Moon" according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. This name dates back to the Algonquin tribes and colonists when they would set beaver traps this time of year before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

You won't want to miss this! November's supermoon will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter. The moon will reach perigee, about 30,000 miles closer to the earth around 7:52 a.m.