AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

05 May 2012

Super.


The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. On May 5th, this Moon illusion will amplify a full Moon that's extra-big to begin with. The swollen orb rising in the east at sunset should seem super indeed.

Read the rest about tonight's Super Moon at NASA.

Although the fullest phase of the moon won't occur until 11:34 tonight, be prepared to see the Moon at its most Super-sized self when it rises at 8:22 p.m.

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