Monday, November 14, 2016
Mapping the Supermoon
This evening, if we have clear skies, you will be able to view the largest appearing supermoon since 1948. A 'supermoon' is when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to the Earth.
Finding the moon isn't very difficult. You really only have to look skywards. However if you need some help you can always use Mooncalc to discover in which direction you should be looking. Mooncalc maps the motion of the moon and the moon's phase for any day, time and location.
To find out the position of the moon you just need to share your current location with Mooncalc. You can then use the time slide control to find out the position of the moon for any time of the day. Mooncalc can also tell you when the moon will rise and set and its elevation. You can also use the calendar control to find out the phase of the moon and its position for any other date.