Skywatch: Super Moon 2012

Super MoonThis month’s full moon will occur at 11:35 EDT this coming Saturday night (May 5, 2012). The Moon will also be at its closest approach to Earth (perigee). Due to its closeness, it will appear approximately 8% larger and 16% brighter than a normal full moon. Since it will be Saturday night it will be a great opportunity to share this event with your family and friends!

The accompanying photo is one I took of the March 2011 super moon.

Learn more:

This Week’s Sky at a Glance – SkyandTelescope.com.

‘Supermoon’ Alert: Biggest Full Moon of 2012 Occurs This Week – Space.com

Extreme Super Moon on May 6th – Accuweather

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