Tonight’s a night! Get prepared for this year’s biggest, brightest supermoon
August 14, 2014 - Supermoon
(CNN) — The second installment of this summer’s deteriorate of supermoons is function Sunday.
Stargazers who missed a Jul 12 supermoon will have another possibility to see a splendid lunar materialisation from all around a world.
The full moons of this summer, that tumble on Jul 12, Aug 10 and Sep 9, are all supermoons, according to NASA.
The supermoon occurs when a moon becomes full on a same days as a perigee, that is a indicate in a moon’s circuit when it is closest to Earth.
Share your photos with us!
The supermoon of Aug is one of a largest and brightest full moons of a year. The U.S. Naval Observatory says a moon will be 12% bigger and 30% brighter than it was in Jan 2014.
In a United States, a moon will spin full on Sunday during 2:09 p.m. ET. The moon will continue to demeanour splendid and full Sunday evening, heading into Monday early morning.
Days after a supermoon, people can also watch a annual Perseids meteor shower, that peaks on Aug 13. But stargazers competence have a tough time spotting a meteor shower. The moon’s light will rinse out all though a brightest of Perseids’ meteors, according to a International Meteor Organization.
Full moons start nearby perigee approximately each 13 months, so full moons like this arriving one are not that uncommon, according to NASA.
But that does not stop a open from removing vehement over them. Social media sites are routinely abuzz in expectation of supermoon sightings days before a eventuality is scheduled to peak. During July’s supermoon, CNN iReport perceived dozens of photos from around a universe of supermoon sightings from people’s backyards to civil areas.
Southern California proprietor Marie Sager was out in her Los Angeles backyard photographing a supermoon in July, too. Although it wasn’t her initial knowledge saying a splendid moon, she still enjoys examination a lunar phenomenon, even if it means blank a few hours of sleep.
“I am a stargazer and a moon watcher. I’ll be there watchful and watching,” she said, referring to August’s supermoon.