Tonight's Full Moon Is A "Super Moon"
Tonight's full moon will be a "supermoon".
A supermoon is a new or full moon that happens to coincide with a close approach of the moon to the earth. Saturday's full moon will be the closest it has been to Earth in 18 years, according to Spaceweather.com.
The distance between the Earth and the moon during the event will be about 221,567 miles, as compared to the average distance of 238,000 miles, according to Space.com.
That may not seem like much of a difference (and compared to the distance it's not), but the diameter of the moon is only 2,159 miles. That means the moon will be over 7.5 diameters closer to Earth than average.
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night.
Also, see reviews of Neil Young's Harvest Moon.
For more, see 2010's rare super harvest moon and other moons songs by Neil Young.