Super Moon 2013: When and Where to See the Most Super of Moons

Look to the skies Saturday night to catch a glimpse.

If the skies over Urbandale are clear Saturday night, the moon we'll see will appear super large and super close. 

On June 22-23, all of us will be able to witness the most super "supermoon" this year, where the moon is at perigee — its closest approach to Earth, according to Astronomy magazine's website. The moon will be just 221,824 miles away from us.

So what's the best time to see this Supermoon? EarthSky says the moon will officially be full at 6:32 a.m. CDT Sunday. The actual perigee takes place about 20 minutes prior, according to Astronomy.

Don't want to get up at 6:32 a.m. to see the supermoon? The moon will look just about as full the evening of June 22, according to Astronomy, and it'll be full the evening of June 23.

EarthSky says this is the closest the moon will be to Earth until Aug. 10, 2014. 

Happy skywatching!

Where is the best place to watch sky events in Urbandale? Tell us in the comments.


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