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Supermoon 2017: How to watch it this weekend

Supermoon 2017: How to watch it this weekend

Early forecasts predict evening showers so hopefully the skies will clear up enough to view the Supermoon. Based on the moon's rotation this month's full moon - which is also being called the Cold Moon - will be at its closest point to Earth, creating the Supermoon. It makes the moon appear up to 14 percent lighter and 30 percent brighter. If the moon is a full moon and also if it is at perigee, it will be bigger and brighter and if the full moon is at apogee, it will be smaller and less bright than usual. When a full moon is closer to our planet, the tide levels are often higher.

Though this event is actually the fourth supermoon of 2017, the first three were not visible to the naked eye because they occurred during a new moon, when the darkened face of the moon is facing Earth.

The moon is nearly full Saturday night and will be full Sunday.

Astronomers say the best time to check it out is either right after sunset or minutes before the next sunrise.

This weekend, sky-watchers can look forward to a phenomenon that hasn't yet graced the skies this year: a supermoon.

"The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the moon", said Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Considering that a full moon can be covered with a fingernail, even a 7% larger moon may not look that much bigger.

When was the last supermoon?

"Tap the screen and hold your finger on the object (in this case, the moon) to lock the focus".

For those using DSLR cameras, Ingalls recommends using another subject in the image, like a person, pet or landmark to compare to the size of the moon.

What's the difference between a supermoon and a Blue Moon?

Then do it somewhere else.





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