Supermoon To Brighten The Skies Sunday Night
The second supermoon of the summer is due to rise Sunday night, providing a considerable glow.
Supermoon Sunday Night
Supermoons appear much larger than ordinary full moons. Since the moon orbits the earth in an elliptical trajectory, there are times when the moon is closer to Earth than at other times. Supermoons are the result of the moon being as close as it can be to the Earth while also being a full moon. The supermoon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons, according to The Guardian.
The best time to catch a glimpse of the supermoon this Sunday night will be as it rises shortly after 8:00 p.m.
The last supermoon was July 12 and the next one will hit the skies Sept. 9. The one Sunday night is expected to be the most visually stunning.
After Sunday night’s supermoon, the Perseid meteor shower is slated to occur. The meteor shower will run from the early morning hours Monday through to Wednesday. During the meteor shower, more than 100 meteors can be spotted shooting through the sky per hour. Activity will peak Tuesday.