The "supermoon" rises over Southern California. Photo by Chris Stone
The “supermoon” rises over Southern California. Photo by Chris Stone

The giant “supermoon” will be back Monday night for a last glimpse before 2034.

While scientists said early Monday morning was the best time to see the monster orb, it’ll still look pretty big to the naked eye overnight Monday through Tuesday early morning.

It’s the first time in nearly 70 years the moon has been this close to the earth, providing a spectacular view.

Don’t miss it, as  there won’t be another one until Nov. 24, 2034.

The full moon will look bigger than the normal super moon because it will hit perigee — the point on its orbit when it is closest to Earth. It’s estimated at 221,524 miles from our planet.

Supermoons actually occur about every 14 months, according to scientists. The moon this time looks bigger and brighter than it has in nearly 70 years.

The moon’s orbit around the earth is shaped like an oval; when closest to Earth, it’s termed a perigee. When farthest away, it’s called an apogee.

The last time there was a Supermoon this close to Earth was in January, 1948.

— City News Service

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