A record-breaking supermoon, the biggest in nearly 70 years, is expected to light up the sky on the night of Nov. 14, when the moon will come within close proximity to earth, 48,280 kilometers (30,000 miles) closer than normal.
According to NASA, this will be the closest the moon has been so far in the 21st century.
Generally 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than an apogee-full moon, NASA says the term "supermoon" has risen in popularity in recent years, referring to a full moon that occurs when its orbit is closer to Earth.
However, observers who planned on observing the Geminid meteor shower may be disappointed on Dec. 14. "The supermoon of Dec. 14 is remarkable for a different reason; it's going to wipe out the view of the Geminid meteor shower. The bright moonlight will reduce the visibility of the faint meteors five-to-tenfold, transforming the usually fantastic Geminids into an astronomical footnote," NASA announced on its website. However, observers can watch the Geminids when the shower reaches its peak on Dec 13. Astronomers do not expect the Supermoon to be this magnificent again until 2034.
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