Supermoon Over South Jersey Saturday Night… Did You See It?
Get those cameras and video recorders ready. A Supermoon will appear in the skies over South Jersey tonight.
A phase of orbit Nasa calls 'perigee' will put the moon at its closest as it orbits Earth. The moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger as a result. Your best chance at seeing the phenomenon will be at about 7:45 p.m. just as high tide is setting in. The sun and moon are aligned as gravitational forces pull on the world's bodies of water. Folklore claims the Supermoon may cause earthquakes and tidal waves. We think it's just going to cause a flood of look alike pictures popping up on Facebook.