Supermoon: Closest Full Moon to Earth since 1948

“A Supermoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth; also called perigee. A Super Full Moon looks around 12% to 14% bigger than its counter2016-taurus-full-moon_omtimes_bigstock-128127425part, the Micromoon.”

Let’s celebrate the Supermoon together tomorrow evening and walk from Newlands Corner to St Martha’s Church. We’ll leave the main car park (free parking) at 7 pm, please allow 1.30 – 2 hours as it’ll depend how long we stop to take photo’s.

Tomorrow’s Supermoon will be the closest a Full Moon’s been to Earth since 26 January 1948 and the next time a Full Moon is even closer to Earth will be 25 November 2034! A once in a lifetime opportunity.

For those of you daunted at the prospect of walking up Newlands Corner, don’t be. The short uphill sections are broken up by flat walks linking the sections making it so much easier & before you know it, you’ll be at the car park.

Make sure you layer your clothes, some gloves and weatherproof jacket as I’ve checked the weather forecast & it’s saying there’ll be a light cloud cover and there may be some light rain. If you have a jacket with some florescent markers on please wear it to help keep us all visible.

I have about half a dozen head torches which you can use.

Keeping with the spirit of celebrations the cost of this walk has been discounted to £7.50 and bring a friend for free. The walk is on the website so you can book your space. Please ask your friend to bring a torch to help light our path.

Updated: November 20, 2016 — 9:09 pm