If the full moon looks a bit bigger and brighter in this Saturday night sky on Cinco De Mayo, you’re not seeing things. It’s just the super moon lighting the Spring Sky. The Super Moon is he biggest moon of 2012. and on Saturday, the moon will be up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the other full moons of 2012, according to NASA.
That’s because it will reach perigee, its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit, at 11:34 p.m. ET and become full just a minute later. Most of my photos were shot during moonrise but I have included some shots from 11pm CDT just after the Super perigree.
Super perigee moons typically happen once a year, the Super Moon on March 19, 2011, was nearly 250 miles closer than this week’s moon. I will post a link to last year photo’s below.
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