All eyes are on the moon this weekend, with a supermoon coming up on Sunday. It’s not just any supermoon, but the closest supermoon of this year. The moon on both Saturday and Sunday nights will appear very round and full – and very beautiful. As seen from across the Earth, the moon will be rising around the time of sunset and will be in the sky all night.
Full moon falls on August 10, 2014 at 18:09 UTC (1:09 p.m. CDT in the U.S.).
The moon will be closest to Earth (356,856 km) at approximately that same time (18:00 UTC).
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.