What time is the Supermoon closest to the Earth tonight?

November 14, 2016 | By | 2 Comments
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(Posted 14 November 2016) Want ‘bragging rights’ about having a photo of the ‘largest’ Full Moon since 1948? You had better make sure you know when the Moon is closest to the Earth tonight. Get that wrong and you will have to wait until November 2034 to take the picture.

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With thanks to my SkySafari Pro astronomy app, I put together the above graph which shows you have a ten minute window from 11.30 pm AEST (12.30 pm AEDT 15 November for NSW, ACT, Victoria and Tasmanian residents) to take your picture.

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References:

Moon phase times: https://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pacalc.html

Conversion calculator – degrees, minutes, seconds to decimal degrees: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/calc/dms_decimal.cfm

Closest supermoon since 1948! article: http://earthsky.org/?p=245367

November 14th’s Super-Close Full Moon media release: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/press-releases/november-14-super-close-full-moon/

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