Posted By RichC on November 16, 2016
The autumn Supermoon of 2016 has certainly been a beautiful sight in the night sky these past few days. The last couple of evening I’ve enjoyed the view and "attempting" to capture the using only my iPhone 5s since my son has my DSLR for an upcoming trip to Hawaii; I’m hoping he will practiced with it and send some photos home (my "tweaked" photo on left).
Nevertheless, if you didn’t pay attention, the "Beaver Moon" was at its closest distance in 69 years … at "only" 221,524 miles away (on Nov 14, 2016 at 6:15AM). The last time it was that close was in 1948! If you missed it, and are young enough, you will get another chance in 2034.
In case you are counting, we have had 3 Supermoons in the last 3 months of 2016.
Not my photo … this one is from the Slooh Community Observatory (click for larger)