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!

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108 comments

Jeannie Fuchs
Jeannie Fuchs3 years ago

WOW I missed this 1

Interstellar Daydreamer
Crystal Sky3 years ago

thanks

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

ty

John Ditchman
John Ditchman3 years ago

Isn't this article a little out of date? The full moon was last week. Sectacular, as any full moon is, but not a super moon.

Marian A.
Marian Austin3 years ago

Thanks

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.3 years ago

Gosh I got to this a little late, being as how it is 2013, and the full moon was April 25th, which I missed due to cloud cover. Liked the video anyway Katie.

paul m.
paul m.3 years ago

Nice one..

Fi T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Let's enjoy what the nature has given us

Vita Pagh
Vita P.3 years ago

Missed it ...

Ana Marija Rumbak
ANA MARIJA R.3 years ago

Thank you.:)