Biggest full moon of 2012 happens on Saturday
by Laura Domela
May 02, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Supermoon 2011, from my front porch (Photo: Laura Domela)
The biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend.
The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month's full moon coincides with the moon's perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year's biggest.
The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.
via Discovery News
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