Habersham County, GA
Last Updated on Nov 20 2017, 1:55 am EST
Current Conditions: Fair
Wind: North at 5mph
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