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.