Bros, grab your girlfriend and a bottle of wine with a cool label, and gear up for a once-in-a–generation moon date if you’re looking to get laid. Tonight and tomorrow, the full moon is expected to appear at its biggest and brightest since January 1948. In the industry, we call this a ‘supermoon.’
The “undeniably beautiful” moon will appear about 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than when farthest from the earth, according to the Independent.
“The full moon of Nov. 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century,” Nasa said in a statement, adding the full moon will not come this close to Earth again until 25 November 2034.
The moon will come 221,524 miles from Earth – almost touching distance in space terms, according to the Telegraph.
Paul Thomsett, chairman of the South East Kent Astronomical Society said that you won’t need a telescope to see the spectacle:
“As long as the skies are clear and you have a good view to the south you will have no trouble seeing our nearest celestial neighbour blazing in the night sky.”
The best vantage points will be out of the city, free of light pollution. The closest full moon of the whole of the 21st century will fall on December 6, 2052.
Small bit of advice–if you’re just looking for a fire Instagram pic, the supermoon is probably not the event for you: