Biggest supermoon since 1948 expected this week

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Sunday encouraged people to catch the rare chance of seeing the biggest and closest supermoon in more than 60 years, which will be visible at night from late Sunday until early Wednesday.

"The next few days will be a good time to watch the supermoon," Cheng Ming-dean (???), director of the CWB's Weather Forecast Center, said in a Facebook post.

CWB data shows that the moon will rise at 4:18 p.m. Sunday and set at 4:19 a.m. Monday.

It will rise again at 5:08 p.m. Monday and go down at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday.

On Tuesday, it will rise at 6:02 p.m. and go down at 6:32 a.m. Wednesday.

A supermoon occurs when it becomes full on the same day as its perigee -- the point of its elliptical orbit that is closest to Earth.

The Nov. 14 supermoon will be the closest to Earth since 1948.

The moon will not appear this big again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to astronomers.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel