The full moon over Eleuthera on Sunday evening, November 13th, was especially bright and beautiful and according to NASA this ‘supermoon’ would be at its biggest and brightest for observers in our area on Monday morning just before dawn.
Interestingly, even if the differences are not quite discernible by the human eye, as stated by Space.com, “This full moon will be not only the closest and brightest supermoon of 2016 but also the largest since 1948, Bob Berman, an astronomer at the Slooh Community Observatory, told Space.com. What’s more, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25th, 2034, according to a statement from NASA.”
The difference in the appearance of the moon according to NASA on Sunday or Monday night will be subtle, so any time after sunset on either night, if clouds permit, is perfect for admiring the bright moon in the night’s sky.
We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034 but there will be another chance to see the last supermoon of 2016 for this region on December 14th.
Photos by: Elizabeth Bryan