Supermoon out and shining Sunday night into Monday morning

The last Supermoon came on January 26, 1948 and will not come around again until November 25, 2034

Supermoon over Vernon

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Supermoon doesn’t officially happen until Monday, although it has certainly been spotted Sunday night.

Supermoon

The last Supermoon came on January 26, 1948 and will not come around again until November 25, 2034.

The Supermoon occurs because the moon orbit around the Earth is elliptical, not round.

Supermoon over Guilford LakeA perigee Supermoon — like the one we are going to have Monday — is going to be the closest it is to the Earth in its orbit. Even so, the moon is still approximately 221,000 miles away. This is opposed to the average distance to the moon of 238,900 miles.

The moon will look 14 percent bigger than normal and 30 pecent brighter.

The best time in the Valley to see the moon at its closest point will be at 8:52 a.m. on Monday. However the sun will be up that point, so researchers say the best time to go and see it will be at 6:23 a.m.

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