INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Star gazers will have an opportunity to see a unique site Sunday night. A supermoon will occur this evening, but what makes this extra special is that it will be the biggest and brightest since 1948.
While supermoons aren’t that uncommon, tonight’s supermoon becomes full within a few hours of perigee, which is the closest point in the Moon’s orbit when it is closest to earth.
Supermoons generally appear to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a common full moon.
Tonight’s full moon, also known as the “Beaver Moon,” can be seen just after sunset, 5:31p.m., in the eastern horizon.
We won’t see a supermoon this large again, until November of 2034.