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Astronomy Club Meets Saturday, November 12

The meeting topic will be about the Perigee-Synergy Moon (a Supermoon) on November 14, 2016. the meeting will start at 7:00pm at the Explorit Science Center (3141 5th Street, Davis) when we will discuss the November 14 supermoon in particular and our moon in general. Everyone is invited to the free meeting indoors, followed by a star party outdoors (weather permitting).

What
  • Davis-Explorit Astronomy Club
When Nov 12, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Explorit Science Center, 3141 5th Street, Davis CA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 530 756 0191
Attendees Club members and general public
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On November 14 at 3:52am, just two hours before it is in full phase, our nearest celestial neighbor, the moon, will make its closest approach to Earth, resulting in a perigee-synergy moon, or supermoon. This phenomenon occurs when a new or full moon coincides with its shortest distance from Earth, resulting in the full moon appearing up to fourteen times bigger and hence thirty times brighter since it is up to 26,000 miles closer.

This supermoon is a special one because the last time the full-phase supermoon was this close was on January 26, 1948, and the next closest supermoon will not occur until November 25, 2034. 

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