You Can See The 'Supermoon' Saturday

7:13 AM, Jun 20, 2013   |    comments
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Courtesy: Tanya Harris

WFMY -- You couldn't write a more romantic scene: Taking your sweetheart on a moonlit stroll, hand in hand.

And if there were any night to lay on the charm, it's Saturday. Saturday will be the night of the "supermoon."

According to WFMY News 2 Meteorologist Grant Gilmore, a "supermoon" is when a full moon occurs at or near the same time as its closest approach to earth.

Grant said the supermoon will technically take place early Sunday morning. He said the moon will be 12 to 14 percent larger in the sky than it is normally.

However, what you will likely notice the most is the fact that the moon will be 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon.

Grant said the next time we will have a supermoon will be around August 14, 2014.

Be sure to watch the Good Morning Show on Friday morning. The crew will be getting more insight on the supermoon when they speak with a NASA scientist during the 7 a.m. hour.

 

WFMY News 2