Look! Up in the sky … it's supermoon
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2012
If you looked up in the sky Saturday night, you got a truly super sight.
Clear skies provided terrific views of the “supermoon,” or perigee moon.
It happens when the moon is at its closest approach to the earth of the year. This moon came about 15,000 miles closer than average, making it appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal.
The moon’s distance from Earth varies because it follows an elliptical orbit rather than a circular one.