Get ready for the "Supermoon" this Saturday!
If you haven't already heard ... The moon will officially be full Saturday, May 5, at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And this will be the largest full moon of the year since it will also come the closest to the earth, where it will come within 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet.
Scientists estimate that this month's full moon will be about 16 percent brighter than average. The effects of the gravitational pull will been seen in the tides around the world will be well above and below normal. At perigee, the moon will exert about 42 percent more tidal force than it will during its next apogee two weeks later, according to Joe Rao from Space.com.
The best time to get the full effect of the size will be during moonrise and moonset, and for us here in Atlanta, the moon will rise around 8:14pm on the 5th and set at 6:55am on the morning of the 6th.