Supermoon Sees Moons Closets Orbit To Earth In 17 Years
If you were out enjoying the evening sky over the weekend, you may have noticed the moon appearing quite larger than usual. Saturday, the moon was the biggest full moon in over 17 years, known as a Supermoon. The term supermoon (or super moon) has become popular in recent years to describe a situation when the full moon occurs at or near the time when the moon is closest to Earth on its noncircular orbit. This close approach, called perigee, puts the moon at 221,802 miles away. The supermoon outshined the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower that peaked this weekend. Folks were out and about, checking out views from the moon along the blue ridge parkway, getting photos and video of the rare event. MTN Cameras were out capturing this beautiful occasion along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Scientists say it could be 2029 before the moon enters the "Supermoon" phase again.