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…