There's a Supermoon Tonight

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By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2015 5:41 PM CDT
There's a Supermoon Tonight
The supermoon makes its return tonight.   (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

It's supermoon time again tonight, which means you'll be able to see a moon that appears up to 14% larger and 30 times brighter than a regular moon, should you care to step outside and tilt your head up. Business Insider explains that the moon looks bigger because it's approximately 13,000 miles closer than its average distance from Earth. Supermoons happen three or four times a year when the moon is at its closest to Earth and full at the same time. However, reports the real show will be next month when the biggest supermoon of the year coincides with a lunar eclipse Sept. 27. Still, a blogger at PC Magazine thinks this supermoon stuff is overrated—or "Super Dumb," as the headline says. (Read more supermoon stories.)

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