Up in the sky it's a Supermoon
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 05:14:19 GMT —
A ''Supermoon" will grace the skies this weekend!
For all you skywatchers out there the moon will not only appear to be the biggest and brightest, but it will also be the closest distance to earth.
Experts say the moon can appear up to 14-percent larger and 30-percent brighter than when it's farthest from the planet.
"Remember when you look at the moon on a given night you don't have another noon nearby to compare it with and so people don't observe the moon that closely," said Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale an assistant professor of physics at Truman State University. "They kind of know it's there from the corner or the eye."
Last year's Supermoon occurred on May 5th, and you won't be able to catch it until August 2014.
If you want to witness the Supermoon, just go outside and look up, but you might have to get up early. It's expected to be visible around 6 a.m. Sunday morning.