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View & submit your shots of the November 2016 supermoon!

View & submit your shots of the November 2016 supermoon!

If you're not an early riser, go out at night on either Sunday or Monday to see the supermoon, a NASA scientist advises.

According to NASA, this month's supermoon "becomes full within about two hours of perigee - arguably making it an extra-super moon". A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and it orbits at its closest distance from earth. The moon is now near its perigee, which is its closest point to earth.

The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and because it is larger, it shines 30 per cent more moonlight onto the Earth.

The biggest and brightest moon for observers in the United States will be on Monday just before dawn, according to NASA. The full moon will occur at 8:52 a.m. EST.

Make sure you take a glance up at the sky Sunday and Monday night because not only will the moon be a supermoon, but it will be the largest and brightest supermoon since the 1940's.

Regardless if it is a supermoon or not, November's full moon goes by many different names with the most popular being the Beaver Moon.

The moon will rise as the sun is setting on Sunday and Monday.

While Nov. 14's supermoon will be one of three to close out 2016, it will stand out from the rest as the largest one since 1948. And this upcoming full moon won't come this close to Earth again for another 18 years.

"But regardless of how big and bright it looks, the Moon really is a handsome object to look at".

This supermoon is one of a series of three, occurring October 16, November 14 and December 14. "Any time after sunset should be fine", he added.

This is the third "Supermoon" expected to be seen in 2016.

The moon's orbit is elliptical.

The UK's best chance to see it will be on Monday evening, although the Moon reaches its closest approach at 11:21 GMT when it will be 356,509 km away. However, he said that even he won't be able to see major differences in lunar size or luminosity.