Supermoon Extra Super, Closest In Nearly 69 Years
UNDATED (AP) - The moon doesn't get much bigger and brighter than this.
On Monday, Earthlings will be treated to a so-called supermoon. That's the closest full moon of the year, or every 14 months to be precise.
Monday's supermoon will be extra super - it will be the closest the moon comes to us in almost 69 years. And it won't happen again for another 18 years.
NASA says closest approach will occur at 5:21 a.m. central time when the moon comes within 221,523 miles. That's from the center of the Earth to the center of the moon. Full moon will occur at 7:52 a.m. central time.
NASA planetary geologist Noah Petro is urging everyone to step outside and soak in the view. Prime viewing will be Sunday and Monday nights.