Habersham County, GA
Last Updated on Aug 21 2017, 4:55 pm EDT
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The closest “supermoon” since 1948 is set to be in the skies over Habersham on Sunday night.
When the sun goes down on Sunday, step outside and take a look at the moon as it rises to the east. It will appear a bit larger than normal, because it is what has been named a “supermoon”. You’ve likely heard the term used before, and it is caused by the fact that the moon’s orbit isn’t perfectly circular. This causes the moon to be a bit closer to Earth at some times than it is at others. When the closest approach occurs on a full moon we call it a “supermoon”.
Tomorrow night’s supermoon is special because it is the closest we’ve seen since January 26, 1948, and the closest we will see until 2034. A normal supermoon appears up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the smallest moons.
So… get outside at moonrise tomorrow and take a peek!~TW