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Best time to see supermoon 2016 in UK

LONDON: Astronomy fans and selenophiles would love to look up to the skies t spot the biggest and brightest supermoon 2016 over 70 years tonight.

There will be no need of telescopes or any other specialist equipment to observe the supermoon November 2016.

What’s the Best Time to watch Supermoon in UK?

The moon will be visible across the UK. However the best time to see Monday’s supermoon in the UK will be at about 4.45pm, although the moon was actually at its closest at 11.22am.

November’s full moon is traditionally known as the Beaver Moon, following the Hunter’s Moon of October and the Harvest Moon of September.

The full moons of September, October and November are all named for seasonal changes.

The Beaver Moon is so called because it marks the time of year when hunters would set beaver traps before to waters froze over to make sure that they had enough furs to see them through the winter.

It has also been referred to as the full Frost Moon, a name coined by Native Americans.

According to the definition of super moon coined by Nolle, the year 2016 has a total of six super moons. The new moons of March, April and May and the full moons of October, November and December all qualify as super moons.

A man stands on a balcony of a building of Madrid as the moon rises in background, on November 13, 2016, on the eve of a "supermoon". -AFP
A man stands on a balcony of a building of Madrid as the moon rises in background, on November 13, 2016, on the eve of a “supermoon”. -AFP

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials said supermoon was seen 70 years ago however, the force of attraction will be strongest resulting in high tides than usual.

The locals have also been advised to remain careful from November 13 to November 15 along the shore.

People can experience such a brighter supermoon again on November 25 in 2034.