Biggest, brightest supermoon since 1948 happening in November

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(WFLA) – NASA says this month will bring us a “bigger and brighter” supermoon.

The moon will provide “a spectacular supermoon show” on Nov. 14, a NASA spokesperson said.

“When a full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit it appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, making it a supermoon.”

“It is the closest moon to Earth since 1948 – when a gallon of gas cost just 16 cents. The moon won’t be this super again until 2034,” the spokesperson added.

To see the supermoon, you’ll want to be somewhere dark. Try and get away from city lights.

As we near Nov. 14, News Channel 8 will provide more information about when to look for the supermoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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