Friday, May 4, 2012

Prepare for the Supermoon, the biggest, brightest full Moon of the year (Aquarid meteor shower)

So what makes tomorrow night's Moon a SUPERmoon? Four things:
1. As of 11:35 p.m. EST, the moon will officially be completely full.
2. Saturday's full Moon happens to coincide with the Moon's closest approach to the Earth for the month, an event astronomers refer to as "perigee."
3. Tomorrow's perigee will actually be the closest to Earth in all of 2012 (some perigees are closer than others), making tomorrow's Moon a super-supermoon!
4. Unrelenting media coverage.

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