“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…that’s amore” Friends and Foes, break out the wine glasses and candles because tonight’s sky is sure to bring romance and love full circle. The Super Moon, as they call it, will be 14% larger than all other full moons in 2012.
The full moon will reach its perigree at 8:34 p.m., making it look 14 percent larger than the other full moons in 2012.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is letting its enthusiasm show in a new video on the subject. “The timing is almost perfect,” it notes. At 8:34 p.m. PDT, May’s full moon will reach perigee — the closest point to Earth in its elliptical pattern — and “only one minute later, the moon will line up with the Earth and the sun to become gloriously full.”
The Moon will be brighter too!
The moon will be 30 percent brighter tonight, yes, but that’s 30 percent brighter than the moon is when it is at “apogee” — the farthest point in its elliptical orbit around the Earth.
The crazy family from Life’s a Blog is making a night of it. With a Super Moon viewing, our telescope,drinks and then a backyard fire with marshmallows and weinies on the grill.