Are You Ready For This Saturday’s Supermoon?

Posted by on May 1, 2012
Last Updated: July 16, 2017

Supermoons happen once a year, when a full moon “coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth.” This year, we get to see it on Saturday, May 5 at 11: 35 p.m. EDT. Be prepared.

Bonus fact: The technical term for a “supermoon” is the perigree-syzygy.

It won’t be hard to miss, either, because the moon will “shine” a whole 16 percent brighter than usual. Wear your sunglasses!

Okay, so you won’t need sunglasses. But it’ll be cool. That picture up there, by the way, isn’t of a supermooon. It’s just a weird photo I took of a regular moon a few months ago. Thought I’d share.

Anyway, hop on over to What Really Happens During A Full Moon? to find out why strange things always seem to happen during a full moon. I wonder if stranger things happen during a supermoon

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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.