Look to the sky tonight – there’s going to be a supermoon!
What’s super about it? It’s bigger and brighter, duh! 😉
Compared to an ordinary full moon, a supermoon comes closer to Earth and is 30% brighter. It looks especially huge and eerie when you see it on the horizon. But clouds and haze can mask that extra brightness, so cross your fingers and hope for a clear night.
Tonight’s moon is the first of three supermoons this summer; look out for the next ones on August 10th and September 9th. The August 10th moon is expected to be even brighter than the others.