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Tag: Super Moon

May 4, 2012 | 12:11 pm

Best Times to Watch Saturday’s Supermoon

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This Saturday, May 5, brings not just Cinco de Mayo but an easy-to-observe astronomical event: the “supermoon.” Full moons appear to vary in size because of the moon’s elliptical orbit. This year’s perigee moon, or full moon closest to the earth, is on Saturday night. NASA scientists say Saturday’s moon will appear 14 percent bigger […]

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March 18, 2011 | 3:39 pm

Super Moon Photos

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Update Mar 21: Some spectacular Super Moon photos on Flickr. Earlier post An unusually large looking “super moon” will rise Saturday evening, the biggest in 18 years. Full moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the moon’s orbit. This Saturday the moon will be closer to the earth than at any time […]

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