Whatever You Do, Do NOT Miss Tonight’s Supermoon
Tonight, skywatchers will be delivered quite a treat, when the supermoon, which hasn’t made an appearance all year, lights up our skies.
The supermoon exists due to the fact that as the moon orbits the Earth, it does so in an oval shape, meaning sometimes it’s closer to the Earth - and sometimes farther, this is called a perigee moon.
For a supermoon to exist, there must be both a full moon as well as a perigee moon. And tonight, we’re lucky enough to have BOTH! (Cue screams!)
The last time we witnessed a supermoon was November 14, 2016 - however we’ll have TWO next year.
One on January 2nd and another just a few weeks later on January 31st. NASA has coined it the ‘supermoon trilogy’.
So, what will you see tonight?
According to a report on Forbes, the moon will be 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal and it will be at its brightest around midnight when its highest above the horizon.
Get ready, guys!