Largest moon in 18 years to appear Saturday night
Look to the skies Saturday night and see the moon like it hasn’t been in 18 years: “Super.”
A type of full moon known as a “supermoon” will appear over our heads Saturday after sunset. According to NASA, it will be the largest full moon in 18 years.
This phenomenon takes place when the moon is on a part of its elliptical orbit around the Earth called the “perigee.” When this happens, the moon is closest to our planet. As a result, the moon looks gigantic.
Nevertheless, NASA informs stargazers that the moon will still be 221,566 miles away.
The best time to view the supermoon is when it is near the horizon.
To learn more about a supermoon, view this NASA video.
You may be interested
Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closureAFP - September 21, 2020
Managua's international airport on Saturday received its first commercial flight almost six months after airlines suspended routes as a precaution…
Air Canada includes COVID-19 insurance with purchase of flightAlejandro Zúñiga - September 21, 2020
Eligible Canadian residents will receive COVID-19 insurance included in the price of their international round-trip ticket with Air Canada, news…