Friday, May 4, 2012

Super Moon this Sunday

May 5-6, 2012 will not just be a full moon, but a Super Moon.
As the moon revolves around the Earth it an elliptical path it sometimes moves further away and sometimes moves closer. When it is at its furthest from us it is known to be at Apogee. When it is closest (about 50,000 km) then it is in Perigee. That closest approach makes it known as a super moon since it will appear much bigger and much brighter.

Read more from NASA.

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