Super moon set to rise over the valley
Thu, 03 May 2012 02:00:50 GMT —
We've all heard of the harvest moon and the blue moon but have you ever heard of the super moon?
This Saturday at 10:24pm CDT the moon will look 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon would look.
The moon orbits the earth in an oval shaped path not a circle so part of the swing around the planet brings the man on the moon a little closer. Now every now and again the moon is full when it makes this close pass and that's why it will appear bigger and brighter.
So get ready for plenty of light at night this Saturday and probably plenty of barking dogs too.