The Supermoon Will Shine Tonight

A “supermoon” is a full moon paired with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth. According to Wikipedia: “The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.”

1. NASA ScienceCasts: The Super Moon of May 2012

The super moon will appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal full moons.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
  Your Reaction?
  REACT WITH GIF
 

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.

    Hot Buzz

    New Zealand Has Created A New Rating For "13 Reasons Why"

    The Hungarian Rise And Fall Of Sebastian Gorka

    Now Buzzing