Biggest Full Moon of the Year This Weekend
Werewolves, stargazers and light sleepers get ready! Saturday May 5th marks the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. Tomorrow’s sky will be lit up by a full moon that is 30% brighter and 14% bigger than average.
Known colloquially as a “super moon” and by scientists as a “Perigree Moon,” the phenomenon usually takes place about once a year, when the elliptical path of the moon brings it about 50,000 kilometers closer to earth.
So when’s the best time to see the full moon in all its glory? NASA suggests to check it out when the moon is on the horizon, because low-hanging moons appear to be larger, “when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects.”
As for the light sleepers? Well, perhaps it’s the perfect time to invest in a nice eye mask!
For more facts about tomorrow’s super moon, check out NASA’s informative video on the next page!