‘Super Sturgeon Moon’ Will Be Seen Saturday Night August 29
According to NASA scientists, Saturday night will provide an extra large moon. No, not the plumber bending over, but due to the orbit of the Earth and it's Moon, the globe will appear much larger and brighter. This picture provided by NASA shows the visual difference between a normal and super, or sturgeon, moon.
Simply put, super moons occur when a full moon lines up in it's closest orbit with Earth. NASA officials say such moons are 14% brighter and appear to be 30% bigger than a normal full moon.
Will we get to see it? It depends upon now clear our skies will be. National Weather Service officials are calling for partly to mostly cloudy and dusty skies Saturday night into Sunday with a chance of rain. But let's hope we can see this super, or often called, sturgeon, moon.