Supermoon sightings across Alabama and the South (slideshow)

As promised, checkout the Supermoon photo slideshow provided to us by Bham Now readers.

Photo by: Boris Datnow - Hoover, Alabama
Photo by: Boris Datnow – Hoover, Alabama

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Fun Supermoon facts:

The moon on November 14th looked 15 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than a typical full moon.

The “supermoon” of Nov. 14 was dubbed the “Beaver Moon” because it falls at a time of year when American settlers trapped beavers ahead of the winter. It was the biggest full moon observers have seen in the sky since 1948.

Save the date

NASA said the next full moon that will look this big won’t occur until Nov. 25, 2034.

  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.