Published: July 3, 2023

Photo from NASA showing two halves of the moon, left one larger supermoon and the right half smaller micromoonUp for an observing challenge? Check out the Moon tonight. It’s the first of four Full Moons that are considered SUPERMOONS. Keep your streak going by observing the Moon again on August 1st, August 30th and September 28th. 

What is a supermoon? The Moon’s orbit isn’t circular, it’s more of an oval. It’s average distance from us is 238,855 miles. The Moon can be closer to us or much farther away (varying by as much as 30,000 miles!). When the Moon is full + closer in orbit, it looks A LOT larger and brighter. Can you see the difference?