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On November 14 the MOON will be bigger than you’ve ever seen

The moon will be the closest it's been this century!
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On Monday, the 14th of November, be sure to step outside and look to the skies as we experience the closest full moon to date this century!

NASA astronomers say the ‘extra-supermoon’ is not expected to appear again until November 25, 2034.

2016 is fortunate enough to experience three supermoons. The last supermoon appeared on October 16th. The next supermoon after the 14th of November event will take place on the 14th of December.

However, it is the November supermoon that will be the showstopper. NASA says is will become full just two hours after its closest approach to Earth, making it an “extra-super Moon”.

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The Supermoon rises above the Sydney skyline on September 28, 2015. (Credit: Getty)

The December 14th supermoon will also be remarkable for a different reason. It is due to take place at the same time as the Geminid meteor shower. However, the supermoon will steal the show and wipe out the view of the meteor show as the bright moonlight reduces the visibility of faint meteors five to ten fold. Nevertheless, you may still be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the usually fantastic Geminid shower.

Source: BHG

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