Look out for today’s Super Beaver Moon! Closest it has come to Earth all century

TODAY, the Moon will be closer to Earth than it has been this century.

The 'supermoon to end all supermoons' will occur later today. 

It will be the closest the Moon has been to Earth since 1948. 

And you don't want to miss this one – another one like it won't occur again until 2034. 

During the event, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon.

It is likely the moon will be at its largest at about 4.45pm today, as it rises.

This phenomenon is called a 'beaver moon', named by colonial Americans as a reminder to set beaver traps. 

And the November lunar cycle will orbit closer to the Earth than it has in decades, making the moon look enormous and luminous.

The Moon's distance from Earth varies because it follows an elliptical orbit rather than a circular one. Scientists have dismissed notions that the phenomenon could cause bizarre behaviour or natural disasters. Its most significant impact is likely to be on the tide. 

 

Source: www.echo-news.co.uk