SUPERMOON coming this weekend! Get out your camera!

March 19 2011 super perigee moon

March, 2011's Super Perigee Moon

This year’s “SUPERMOON” will occur this Saturday, May 5, at 11:35 p.m. EDT, so be sure to be ready for it! AND, let’s hope the clouds stay away and let it shine!

A “supermoon”, also known as a perigee moon, occurs when the moon’s surface is the closest to the earth’s.  This year it will be 3% closer and 16% brighter than average.

According to Space.com, the best time to view the supermoon is to look for it just after it rises or before it sets, when it is close to the horizon. “There, you can catch a view of the moon behind buildings or trees, an effect which produces an optical illusion, making the moon seem even larger than it really is”.  Check out Space.com for more great info!

I would love to see some of your photos!  Send me a link or post on my page on facebook!

 

 

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