What is a supermoon, when can I see the largest moon in 69 years and will it be cloudy where I live?

Supermoon November 2016

The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual.

Five fascinating facts about the Moon

The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual.

The event on Monday November 14 – described as “undeniably beautiful” by American space agency Nasa – is the result of the moon coming closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years.

Nothing will match it until the moon makes a similar approach on November 25 2034.




At 11.23am UK time on Monday, the gap between the Earth and the moon will close to its shortest point, known as “perigee” – a distance of 221,525 miles (356,510 km).

Sky watchers in the UK will have to wait a little longer before the full moon emerges in all its glory shortly before 5pm.