NEVER MISS A STORY: GET THE PIX11 NEWS APP FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES

See November’s supermoon, the biggest one since 1948

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK — The moon doesn’t get much bigger and brighter than this.

On Monday, Earthlings will be treated to a so-called supermoon. That’s the closest full moon of the year, or every 14 months to be precise.

Monday’s supermoon was extra super — it was the closest the moon has come to us in almost 69 years. And it won’t happen again for another 18 years, in 2034.

NASA says closest approach occurred at 6:21 a.m. EST when the moon comes within 221,523 miles (356,508 kilometers). That’s from the center of the Earth to the center of the moon. Full moon will occur at 8:52 a.m. EST.

NASA planetary geologist Noah Petro is urging everyone to step outside and soak in the view. Prime viewing will be Sunday and Monday nights.

You can also watch a livestream of the event on space.com.