Contact Us

Be on Lookout for ‘Super’ Moon This Weekend

Super Moon Lights Up Night Sky
Christopher Polk, Getty Images

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…no it’s “super” moon!

If you’re a night sky watcher like I am, this weekend has something a little special in store for you as the first of three summer “super” or “buck” moons will be in the sky.

What does that mean? Well, it’s real simple. The moon will be about 14% larger and up to 30% brighter than normal this weekend, as it will be closer to the Earth than average. It’ll be roughly 222,000 miles away compared to the average of 238,000 miles away.

Normally, those of us on Earth only get to see a “super” moon once every thirteen months, but this year there will be five total, including three in a row this summer.

So look for these super bright moons again next month and again in September.

Best of 97.3 The Dawg

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973thedawg.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rowdy Friends quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rowdy Friends contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.