Sunday, May 6, 2012

Das Uber Moon

The Supermoon is lighting up the sky tonight.

Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The moon will come within about 221,802 miles (357,000 kilometers) from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) closer than average.

That proximity will make the moon appear about 14 percent bigger than it would if the moon were at its farthest distance.

Have you been mooned tonight?

-- Robin Low

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