Grab your telescope! Tonight’s sky will feature a larger, brighter ‘supermoon’ than ever before.
Tonight’s moon will appear 7% closer and 14% brighter than normal. In fact, this is the closest ‘supermoon’ to Earth we’ve seen recently. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of the Franklin Institute, suggests:
You’ll get the biggest effect if you watch the moon as it’s rising over on the eastern horizon just after sunset… then what happens, is it looks really big.
NASA’s Gordon Johnston said:
Different publications use slightly different thresholds for deciding which full moons qualify as supermoons, but for 2021 all agree the two full moons in April and May are supermoons.
Check out CBS News for more info.