'Supermoon' To Fill Saturday Night Sky

Where will you watch the large and bright moon rise into the sky?

Be sure to take a break from your Cinco De Mayo celebration on Saturday in Severna Park when a “supermoon” will illuminate the sky.

It’s the same moon we always see but due to specific circumstances, the moon will appear larger than any other time in 2012, according to Yahoo! News.

Around 11:35 p.m. Saturday, the moon will become full, coinciding with the moon’s perigee—the closest it will be to Earth. For this specific perigee, our lunar neighbor will be closer Saturday than any other point throughout the calendar year.

“The moon will swing in 221,802 miles from our plant, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon,” according to the Yahoo! News article.

Yahoo! reported that the last supermoon occurred in March 2011. The article said the moon will be brightest just as it rises and sets.

Where will you watch the supermoon fill the sky? Tell us in the comments.


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