Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 12, 2016

Supermoon & King Tide November 14

A King Tide and Supermoon will be occurring on Novmeber 14. This will make for excellent birding, tide pooling and of course moon watching. The San Francisco Chronicle reports

We’re about to experience an extraordinary display from Mother Nature as the King Tides and supermoon team up for epic tide pooling and potential flooding next week.

On Monday, Nov. 14, the moon will be the closest to earth it has been since January 1948 and our only permanent natural satellite will appear big, beautiful and amazing for photographs.

The phenomenon, which scientists call a “perigee moon,” occurs when the moon is near the horizon, and the November supermoon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and as much as 30 percent brighter in the sky than an average full moon, according to NASA. This astronomical event, with the full moon getting this close to Earth, won’t happen again until November 25, 2034.

Read full story at  Mother Nature to put on extraordinary display on Nov. 14: Supermoon coupled with King Tides – SFGate

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