BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Weather-permitting, we’ll be in for a beautiful treat in the sky on November 14, according to NASA.
A supermoon, which has become a popular term in the past few years, results from the moon’s orbit being elliptical, or oval-shaped.
That said, here’s what creates the effect of a supermoon, when the moon appears much bigger and brighter than normal:
The “perigee” is the point at which the moon is closest to the earth. About 30,000 miles closer than the other extreme, when the moon is further away, known as the “apogee.”