Keep your eyes peeled for the supermoon on Nov 14 — it’s the largest in almost 70 years

Something’s brewing on November 14, and it’s a record-breaking big one.

We’re talking about the full moon, which will be the biggest since 1948. It’s also the closest full moon to Earth in the 21st century, and the brightest supermoon this year. Basically, a supermoon is a full moon that comes closest to Earth on its elliptical orbit, and that results in the largest size of the moon as seen from Earth.

The one on November 14 is one of three supermoons at the end of 2016 — the first was on October 16, and the last will be on December 14. 

Here’s a little explainer.

The most ideal place to view this month’s supermoon, which will be at its biggest at 9.52pm (Singapore time), is somewhere far away from city lights.

Oh, and FYI. If you miss out on this one, you won’t see another full moon this close for about 20 years — the next one’s supposed to be on Nov 25, 2034.

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