Full moons in the fall and early winter always seem so bright in the clear, crisp night sky, but we are in for a treat this year. On November 14, the full moon will look like a huge beacon in the sky, an actual super-sized "supermoon."
A full moon on Saturday will look larger and brighter than usual due to the lunar path being closer to the earth — which is the reason for the nickname "super moon." On September 27-28, a lunar eclipse of a supermoon is coming.
Sunday's perigee full moon will be the closest and largest "supermoon" of the year 2013—a "super" supermoon. The best time to observe it is at moonset or at moonrise when it is near the horizon; and don't worry, it won't make you mad.
Earthlings were treated to a delightful celestial event Saturday night as the moon, referred to as a Supermoon, appeared 14 percent larger and 16 percent brighter due to the satellite making its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit.
The biggest full Moon of the year will be seen on Saturday (May 5). Astronomers have re-assured that the Earth can handle the extra gravitational pull due to the Moon's close approach and that there will be no global catastrophe on Saturday.
A cargo ship is one of five vessels to have run aground in sandbanks off the Isle of Wight in the south coast of England on Sunday. It would appear the moon's close proximity to earth over the weekend is directly to blame.
Professional and amateur stargazers gathered in empty spaces around the globe to watch the moon light up the sky Saturday night. The Earth's guardian appeared approximately 14 percent bigger and more than 30 percent brighter.