Super Moon Tonight

Tonight’s full moon will be the first of three upcoming ‘super moons’ or ‘perigee moons.’ These super moons occur as the moon is at is closest point to Earth in its orbit. As a result, the moon will appear to be 30% brighter and 14% larger. For more on ‘super  moons,’  NASA has made a sciencecast explaining the phenomena and even detailing how this is actually a frequent occurrence.