A ‘Spectacularly Bright’ Supermoon Will Light up the Skies Tonight

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Don’t you just love a good moon? We sure do – there’s just something magical about that big glowing orb in the sky.

On our earth that’s increasingly seeming like a scary place, the moon remains basically untouched and still has that mysterious, mystical beauty about it.

And tonight, the skies are set to light up with something truly magical…

There’s an exciting event happening in the skies tonight.

Well, actually, you didn’t need any fancy equipment to catch this event – you just need to know what you’re looking for.

Because what you’re looking out for is a rare “super moon,” which looks exceptionally bright and big.

It’s going to be the largest the moon has looked so far this year.

It could look up to 7 percent larger than usual!

A super moon occurs when the full moon happens at the same time the moon’s orbit is closest to earth.

And this does not happen very often.

Depending on where you are, a super moon can be 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the moon is on a normal night.

In fact, it’ll be the most visible the moon has been so far in 2020!

Setting up your telescope means you can get an even more impressive view.

But the fullest and brightest moment will be happening tonight!

Which is because it marks the time of year the worms come out from under the ground and to the surface.

Each and every full moon of 2020 has a special name – and they’re set to be big ‘n’ beautiful.

Normally, we get twelve full moons annually.

October has full moons – the second of which is called a blue moon.

That’s where it comes from! You learn something new every day.

It falls on Halloween – making it an even rarer occurrence.

We’re also set to have another super moon on April 7th. The skies are truly spoiling us.

April 7th the pink moon, May 7th the flower moon, June 5th the strawberry moon, July 5th the buck moon, August 3rd the sturgeon moon, September 2nd the corn moon, October 1st the harvest moon, October 31st the blue moon, November 30th the beaver moon, and December 29th the cold moon.

But if you’re truly passionate about the moon, scroll on. NASA is planning on sending people back there in 2024!