A supermoon is ready to take center stage in the night sky this Wednesday, but with a rare twist: it’ll be a new moon.
The 2014 summer of supermoons comes to an end Monday as the orbit brings full moon to its closest point to earth for the final time this year.
Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tuesday, 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted In Perseid Shower
If you thought July 4th’s fireworks were exciting, wait until you see a ball of fire explode overhead in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, set to peak Tuesday night with 100 shooting stars each hour, and continue for several days afterward.
Sunday night’s supermoon was the brightest and closest to earth in 20 years, but if you missed it, there is still another spectacular full moon is on tap for September.
Watch the sky for the next Supermoon as it shines this Sunday…
If you missed Saturday’s supermoon, don’t worry, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet as the August 2014 supermoon will be the closest the moon comes to earth all year, and should be the best of the five supermoons of 2014 as it passes within 221,765 miles of us.
If you find yourself out gazing at a supermoon with a special someone, here are a few facts to help you impress them because you can actually tell them why the moon looks so huge, and where the term ‘supermoon’ came from.