“Supermoon”

May 5th, 2012 at 9:00 pm by under Weather

Tonight is not only the full moon…it’s the “supermoon”.  The moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter.  The moon is officially full at 11:35 pm and this will coincide with the moment when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit.

Now that the sun has set, it’s a great time to look to the southeast for the moon.  The moon will appear smaller as it gets higher in the sky and as it becomes later in the evening.

Here is a look at the “supermoon” from the Forecast 8 downtown tower cam:

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