Look to the sky for this year’s largest and brightest supermoon


Not to be confused with a Blood Moon or a Blue Moon, tonight’s supermoon will be the largest and the brightest moon of 2019.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, within a day or so of being full. 

According to NASA, February’s supermoon will be full only six hours after it reaches the closest distance of its orbit, so the full moon will be 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual.

Assuming the skies are cloud-free, the best time to see the moon at its largest will be Tuesday morning at 10:53 a.m. ET.

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