‘Supermoon,’ Meteor Shower Vie For Attention In The Sky
August 11, 2014 - Supermoon
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A “supermoon” will browbeat a sky Sunday night, making it worse to see a annual Perseid meteor showering as it nears a peak.
When a moon is full as it creates a closest proceed to Earth, astronomers impute to it as a supermoon. On Sunday, a moon — technically a perigee full moon — will be as most as 31,000 miles closer to Earth than other full moons this year, according to NASA.
The moon will seem bigger and brighter than usual, and also have more of an impact on tides. Rip currents were a worry at area beaches this weekend while long-than-usual swells and high tides caused concerns for teenager flooding.
The supermoon is coinciding with a annual Perseid meteor shower, that peaks early this week. Considering a volume of light and a timing of a Perseid event, NASA pronounced observation of a meteor showering would be a best early Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.