Super Moon

Super MoonWhat is so super about this week’s supermoon? Tomorrow, a full moon will occur that appears slightly larger and brighter than usual because the Moon’s fully illuminated phase occurs within a short time from perigee, the point where the Moon is closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. Since perigee actually occurs today, tonight’s sunset moonrise should be impressive.

5 thoughts on “Super Moon

  1. It was so bright last night that I thought is must be dawn & time to get up. I checked the clock…12:30 am.

  2. This post perfectly sums up the difference in excitement levels between astronomy nuts and the rest of us:

    “There’s going to be a supermoon this week!”

    “What does that mean?”

    “The moon will be SLIGHTLY larger and brighter than usual!”

  3. We saw a big fat waxing gibbous last night – but will have heavy clouds tonight and next. Second Supermoon miss.

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