Supermoon closest to Earth in nearly 70 years

What makes the supermoon special is how much larger and brighter it'll appear in the sky.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The supermoon is back, and this year's show will be dazzling.

The full moon will occur in the morning of Monday, Nov.14. This full moon, known as the "beaver" moon,  will make its closest pass to Earth in orbit, designating it a supermoon.

The moon will be 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter, but that's not the only thing that will make this moon so spectacular -- it will be the closest moon to Earth since 1948 and won't be this close again until the year 2034. 

Look for the moon rise on Sunday evening at 5:57 p.m. and set Monday morning at 7:19 a.m. Skies should remain mostly clear during the night.

More: How to take super photos of the supermoon

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