Supermoon : November 2016 moon biggest and brightest in 60 years
On Monday, 14 November, the moon will be the biggest and brightest it has been in more than 60 years. So long as the sky is clear of clouds, it should be a great time to get outside and gaze at it or take some photos.
It's what is commonly called a "supermoon", or technically a "perigee full moon" – a phenomenon that occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon being the closest it gets to the Earth on its orbit.
What makes this one special is that the moon is going to be even closer to the Earth than it normally gets, making it a tiny bit bigger than even your average supermoon.
How to see the Supermoon
Wherever you are, sunset and moonrise are going to be fairly close to one another. If you want to see the supermoon along with a moon illusion, then you should try to see the moon as it rises, making sure to see it as it's hovering over the horizon. That means heading out around sunset, and looking to the East.
In most of the Northern hemisphere, where it's approaching winter and the sun is setting early, the moon will rise just after sunset.