I tip my hat to whoever coined this name – super moon. Astronomical events usually have these distinguished names: lunar eclipse, aurora borealis, March equinox. Super moon sounds like it’s from the next Harold & Kumar movie.
Anyways, orbiting closer to the Earth than any point in the last 18 years, super moon is 14% bigger & 30% brighter than our everyday moon. Take a moment tonight or tomorrow morning to check out how truly massive that big shining rock is.