Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend

WATCH LIVE ‘Supermoon’ lights up the night sky for stargazers

The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies on Sunday night, and you can check the National Weather Service's graphical forecast for a more specific prediction.

As explained by astronomers, the phenomenon of SUPERLINE is due to the fact that the full Moon, moving on an elliptical orbit, suitable as close to the Ground.

Tomorrow will mark the closest the moon will orbit to the earth all year round and will appear bigger and brighter than usual. The best time to see it will be anytime after moonrise, which will occur around 5 p.m. local time in the USA depending on your time zone. "If it does clear up, it's always exciting to look at the craters on the moon up close". At its perigee, the moon will be just 222,135 miles from Earth, almost 16,000 miles closer than it normally is throughout the year, according to NASA. When two full moons occur in the same month, the second is sometimes called a blue moon or, in this case, a super blue moon.

How can I see the supermoon?

Supermoons occur roughly once a year. One is offered by the Virtual Telescope Project based in Rome. But any time you catch a full Moon as it rises or sets, while it's suspended low on the horizon beaming through the silhouettes of trees or buildings, its apparent size might make you do a double-take.

Skywatchers and stargazers have three opportunities to see a supermoon between Sunday and January 31.

This solar event will take place tomorrow night and it has also been noted that the supermoon will coincide with the lunar eclipse in September 2033 (a date for your diary now) as this only happens a couple of times in a person's lifetime.

A supermoon occurs when there is a full moon at or near the point where the moon reaches perigee.

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