Did you see tonight’s super moon? A super moon is when a full moon coincides with the moon’s closest point to the earth as it makes its way around its orbit.
Astronomers call it the perigee-syzygy, meaning the moon is both full and closest to Earth. Tonight’s version will be a “showstopper,” according to NASA.
It’s the nearest supermoon in almost 70 years — and we won’t see another like it until 2034.
“When a full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit it appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, making it a supermoon,” NASA says.
Here are five things to help you enjoy this supermoon this evening, from NPR.org READ