(Best Syndication News) – A supermoon is going to appear this Saturday, May 5, 2012. The nickname “supermoon” comes from the idea that the moon appears larger and brighter than it typically would because its elliptical orbit causes a closer path. The astronomical name is full moon at perigee.
Nasa estimates the moon to appear 14 percent larger and around 30 percent brighter than usual. Dr. James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center said that their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LRO mission is able to track the distance differences from the Earth and the Moon, and there really is not much difference.