“Supermoon” To Light Up Sky Tonight
Move over Super Bowl, here comes a celestial show that will even overshadow you. It’s being called the “Supermoon” or super perigee moon. According to CBS News the moon will reach perigee or its closest point to earth around 11:30 tonight. What does this mean to we stargazers?
It means that with clear skies the moon should appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter than any other full moons this year. The moon should be at its most spectacular when it is nearest the horizon so keep your fingers crossed that the Utica-Rome forecast for–at worst–partly cloudy skies holds true.