Saturday, May 5, 2012

SuperMoon Eve

Tomorrow evening on the lunar calendar agenda is an event known as the "supermoon" or super perigree moon. The moon will be at its closest point to earth it will be this year, while also being a full moon; according to NASA, the moon will be about 15% larger and 30% brighter than other full moons in 2012. The zenith of the event will be at 10:35 CST on Saturday, May 5. As this is the largest the moon will appear to be for at least the next year, get out your telescopes and telephoto lenses to peer at our atmosphere-less smaller neighbor.

More photos of the moon and other heavenly bodies can be found at my gallery, The Heavens.

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