2016 has been a total garbage year, but there is some consolation—tonight and tomorrow night we're getting treated to a rare Hunter's Moon, which only happens when the moon's orbit angles narrower to the horizon.
A super-sized moon will grace evening skies tomorrow, October 16. Here's how to see it: https://t.co/baT5ePEGMZ
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) October 15, 2016
From our vantage point, we'll get to see a reddish full moon that'll appear quite a bit fuller and brighter, and that'll rise only about 30 to 35 minutes later each day. That's typical for a Hunter's Moon—which comes around annually—but this year is extra special thanks to this baby's supermoon status. 2016's Hunter's Moon just happens to come right around the moon's closest point to Earth during its orbit this month, so it'll appear even closer than a typical Hunter's Moon.
For us on the East Coast, the best time to see the moon is at 12:23 a.m. tonight/early tomorrow morning. In New York, moonrise is at 6:18 p.m.