The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month’s full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year’s biggest.

The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.

HT – The Illusive Man

17 Comments CherryPie on May 5th 2012

17 Responses to “Perigee Moon”

  1. Here’s hoping that it isn’t overcast tonight

  2. ....peter:) says:

    I am looking at your post Cherie and there is not picture of the “Perigee Moon” or anything else… i sat on a country road at a golf course for an hour hoping that the Super Moon would show its face through the clouds… it did not… perhaps i will catch it setting across our lake at 5 a. m. tomorrow the morning….peter:)

  3. ....peter:) says:

    Hi Cherie… the video finally came up and i enjoyed it very much… we have cloud tonight so i missed it :( … but they are calling for clear skies tomorrow… if i get a great shot… i will post it… that is for sure… love…peter:)

    • CherryPie says:

      YouTube can be a little quirky I am glad you enjoyed the video when it eventually dedide to play for you.

      I can see the moon tonight, but it is obscured by clouds and not very photogenic.

  4. angus dei says:

    That reminds me-I must sharpen the axe….

  5. CrashRyan says:

    no big moon photos for us … too much cloud action!!

  6. Chrissy says:

    I was sad but I started the 365 project recently. There are some cracking shots on there.

    • CherryPie says:

      I was a little sad too, that I didn’t see it first hand. But I do still love looking at other peoples pictures of it :-)

  7. After all that, I forgot to even look! Still, in my defence I would have been playing Mass Effect :)

    Was it very visible? I might see if I can find some pictures of it on the net – someone’s bound to have had a clear sky somewhere…

    • CherryPie says:

      I am not sure that is much of a defence…

      You used to love walking home from wherever and on return sitting out and looking up at the stars. I do remember you telling me about that ;-)

  8. james higham says:

    I couldn’t get to see it because of the cloud cover, worst luck.

  9. Barbara says:

    Wonder if you saw the moon, it was very cloudy here.