Supermoon will be spectacular


On Monday, November 14th, Oklahoman's will be able to witness the biggest Super Moon since 1948. Of course, we need to have our skies clear, and with the drought that's in place, the odds are in our favor.

NASA explains that "the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon."

This supermoon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon. Get outside on the 14th and enjoy!

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