Supermoon rises above an oak tree near Creston Road outside of Paso Robles. This week, the moon is closer to the Earth than at any time since January 1948. The supermoon phenomenon is caused by the satellite’s elliptical orbit around the Earth. The supermoon appears about 14 percent larger in diameter and 30 percent brighter than when it’s at its farthest distance from Earth. The next supermoon will occur in 2034, when the moon will be even closer than it was Monday.
Supermoon rises above an oak tree near Creston Road outside of Paso Robles. This week, the moon is closer to the Earth than at any time since January 1948. The supermoon phenomenon is caused by the satellite’s elliptical orbit around the Earth. The supermoon appears about 14 percent larger in diameter and 30 percent brighter than when it’s at its farthest distance from Earth. The next supermoon will occur in 2034, when the moon will be even closer than it was Monday. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
Supermoon rises above an oak tree near Creston Road outside of Paso Robles. This week, the moon is closer to the Earth than at any time since January 1948. The supermoon phenomenon is caused by the satellite’s elliptical orbit around the Earth. The supermoon appears about 14 percent larger in diameter and 30 percent brighter than when it’s at its farthest distance from Earth. The next supermoon will occur in 2034, when the moon will be even closer than it was Monday. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Big, bright supermoon rises over SLO County

November 14, 2016 07:22 PM