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Friday, July 11, 2014

Supermoon to Brighten Your Whole World Tomorrow Night

Posted By on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 3:14 PM

If tomorrow you feel a tad off kilter, don't blame it on the Supermoon that'll make a glowing entrance come Saturday night.

Blame it on all the booze you had Friday.

Mother Nature experts are claiming that tomorrow night you'll witness a full moon, one that's very big and very bright. The moon is expected to orbit the Earth 50,000 km closer than usual, making for a steamy date night.

The layperson will refer to this experience as the Supermoon, although those who made As in science class would prefer to call it a "perigee moon."

We tend to refer to it as just something chill to do Saturday night.

See Also: Check Out Photos Of The Best Supermoons Of 2013

According to NASA, the moon is expected to be 30 percent brighter than your typical full moon -- and if you happen to glance at it as it ascends at the horizon, then you might feel like it's the biggest moon you've ever seen.

It might look something like this -- only bigger:

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Don't fret if you miss this luminous showing tomorrow -- scientists are expecting two more Supermoons this year: August 10 and Sept. 9.

Happy howling.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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