Saturday, May 5, 2012
"Don't be alarmed Saturday evening by the unusually large, bright object rising in the east.
Even though the moon will be as close as it ever gets to Earth, it will be more a source of wonder than worry, astronomers say. The so-called "super moon" will be the largest full moon of the year when it peeks over the horizon shortly before 8 p.m. and ascends into the evening sky.
Saturday's moon will appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons this year. The moon's monthly orbit will bring it closest to Earth -- its perigee -- at 11:34 p.m., according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It will appear fullest a minute later, NASA says."
Source: Chicago Tribune