Another Supermoon arrives tonight

Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 17:34:08-05

The Super "snow" moon arrives tonight and the skies should cooperate enough to put it on full display. A Supermoon is a full moon or new moon that occurs with perigee, which is the moon's closest approach to the earth within its orbit. Due to the constant fluctuations with distances between the Earth and the moon, the best Supermoons occur when the earth and moon are at they're closest. Tonight's full moon will be 362 miles closer than last month's Supermoon.

In order to get the best show look towards the east after sunset when the moon rises. During this time it'll appear very large to the eyes, which is an optical illusion. As far as the forecast goes the skies will gradually clear up hopefully in time see it. Just be sure to bundle up as we'll have the coldest night in two weeks here in Metro Detroit.