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Biggest Full Moon of the Year This Weekend

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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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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:26PM PDT on May 2, 2013

WOW I missed this 1

12:03PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013


2:56AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013


6:46AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Isn't this article a little out of date?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.

3:39AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013


8:17AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

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.

5:33AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Nice one..

4:14AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Let's enjoy what the nature has given us

3:25AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Missed it ...

12:56AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Thank you.:)

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