How to watch the supermoon


Look out for some changes in the sky on Sunday, when a supermoon will be visible.

“People can see it anywhere (as long as it’s not cloudy),” Dr. Noah Petro of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center told Fox News via email. “Unlike the solar eclipse, you don’t have to be in (sic) particular spot to see it. Just go out after dark and look up!”

Read on for a look at the science behind the phenomenon and what you should know about watching it.

Astrologer Richard Nolle came up with the word. His definition, via EarthSky, is when there is “… a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.”

Faherty said to “just go outside and look at it.”

“If you watch a moonrise, it’s not related to a supermoon but can give you an effect that you want,” she explained. When the moon is on the horizon, there’s an optical illusion where it seems bigger.

You’ll need to have “a clear view to the horizon,” Faherty said. You can use the U.S. Naval Observatory website to search for moonrise times in your area.

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