Watch for ‘super moon’ this weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This weekend be sure to take a look up into the night sky.  That’s when the moon will be at it’s biggest and brightest all year.

Scientists call it a super moon.  The moon will be some 29,000 miles closer to earth, making for a spectacular view.

“It’s actually not a huge size change difference, only about 12% increase in size but that could make it as much as 30% brighter. It will be a lovely moon,” said Michelle Thaller, a NASA scientist.

The actual time when the moon will be at its largest is 7:30 a.m. Sunday.  But scientists say it will still look big Saturday night.  The moon will still be more than 221,000 miles away from earth.

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