The moon will look bigger and brighter Saturday night during this year’s “supermoon” event.
This month’s full moon will take place as the moon reaches perigee — its closest orbit point to Earth — resulting in a bigger and brighter appearing moon. This month’s perigee will also be the closest this year causing the full moon to appear 16 percent brighter than usual. According to Discovery.com, the moon will officially become full on Saturday, May 5, at 11:35 p.m.
Space.com recommends looking for the moon when it is close to the horizon.
“There, you can catch a view of the moon behind buildings or trees, an effect which produces an optical illusion, making the moon seem even larger than it really is,” Space.com staff reported.
In Roswell, moon watching could be impeded by isolated thunderstorms. The forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with