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11/14/2016 – Ephemeris – Watch the setting of the super moon this morning

November 14, 2016

Ephemeris for Monday, November 14th.  The Sun will rise at 7:39.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 36 minutes, setting at 5:15.  The Moon, at full today, will set this morning at 7:23 and will rise again at 5:53 this evening.

During the 6 to 7 o’clock hour this morning the Moon will be officially the closest super moon, most likely of your lifetime unless your 68 or older.  Super moon’s apparently only count when the Moon is closest to the Earth at full moon.  The Moon passes perigee, its closest point to the Earth once a month, but not always at full moon.  It happens that both October and December’s full moons are also super moons.  Rising and setting moon’s work the same way, to make the Moon appear even larger than it is.  This is an optical illusion, but go with it.  The Moon will be slightly farther away when it rises this evening.  Moon set will occur at 7:23 or thereabouts this morning while moon rise will be at 5:53 this evening, somewhat earlier east of Traverse City, later west.  Get out early if it’s clear.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.

Addendum

Full super moon

The nearly full super moon at 8 p..m. EST (1 hr UT) last night. The fact that the moon is not quite full is the dullness on the Moon’s left side and a hint of a crater shadow. The Moon will be as full as it gets at 8:52 a.m. EST (13:52 UT). Credit Bob Moler

For more facts on the super moon check out these links:

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2016/11/11/supermoon-fact-vs-fiction-synopsis/

http://www.livescience.com/20093-supermoon-moon-myths.html

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