By Dina B

The biggest and brightest full moon in nearly 70 years has been moving across our sky. A supermoon, is when a full moon is at its perigee, the closest point to Earth along its orbit.

This supermoon is extra rare because it’s the closest full moon since 1948. If you missed the perigee this morning at dawn, you can look for the moon when it floats above the horizon (around 5:14 p.m.) Due to an optical illusion, the moon will appear larger, and possibly more colorful. Then of course when it’s high in the sky this evening when it’s dark.

Miss it, and you’ll have to wait 18 years for another supermoon this close. The “supermoon” tonight will be 15% bigger and 30% brighter than the average moon. 

Sounds pretty SUPER to me. 🙂 


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