Monday’s largest-in-70-years supermoon is a once-in-a-lifetime event

You don’t have to make plans to catch Monday’s super supermoon. There’s just no way you’re going to miss it.

The striking Goddess of Liberty on top of the Texas State Capitol is silhouetted against a full moon, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. 2016. A full moon at its perigee is called super moon. Monday's supermoon is the brightest since 1948.  Photo by Ricardo B. Brazziell / American-Statesman

The striking Goddess of Liberty on top of the Texas State Capitol is silhouetted against a full moon, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. 2016. A full moon at its perigee is called super moon. Monday’s supermoon is the brightest since 1948. Photo by Ricardo B. Brazziell / American-Statesman

As the Weather Channel reports, the moon the night of Nov. 14 is set to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon, and it is the “closest full moon to date in the 21st century,” NASA says. The moon won’t come this close to Earth again until 2034.

You might also see Monday’s moon referred to as the “Beaver Moon.” According to the Weather Channel, this is because this moon came “at the time of year when the early colonists and the Algonquin tribes set their beaver traps before the swamps froze.”

According to our five-day forecast, Monday night is set to be clear and cool — perfect for moon-gazing. Pull up a patch of grass and marvel at what may very well be the closest view of the moon you’ll ever get…

READ: Friday’s rare ‘black moon’ and why you won’t be able to see it

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