What The Heck Is This Supermoon All About?
Everyone's talking about the Supermoon this weekend. Basically, a Supermoon is when the Moon is closest in its orbit to the Earth. This Supermoon is extra...super, as it's the closest it has gotten to us since 1948. Enjoy it because the next time the Moon is this close will be in 2034! The exact mileage of the close-up? 216,486 miles.
This Supermoon is the first of three major Supermoon events coming up:
The exact mileage of the close-up Sunday and Monday Nights? 216,486 miles. The usual distance is 238,000 miles.
According to the smarties at NASA, a supermoon can appear as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when a full moon is at its farthest distance from Earth