Earth’s satellite is coming up close for the first time since 1948 and you can’t miss it!
On Monday night watchers will be able to experience the supermoon, an astronomical event that occurs when a full moon makes its closest pass to earth in its orbit, making it appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than usual. It’s expected the moon will reach its fullest phase during today’s afternoon. For the best experience, experts recommend enjoying the supermoon right after sunset.
The moon won’t be as close again in at least 18 years, until November 25, 2034. The biggest supermoon of the 21st century is expected to occur December 6, 2052.
There have been speculations of an increased risk of natural disasters during this event, although there’s no substantial evidence to prove this. Still, one can’t help but to wonder with the 7.5 magnitude earthquake New Zealand suffered early Monday.
Will you be watching the supermoon tonight?