Get your cameras ready. On June 23rd the celestial event known as the Supermoon will happen. The sun, Earth and moon will be in alignment, with the moon hitting its perigee; that means it will be closer to the Earth than normal, making it bigger and brighter. And yes, it will be full.
A Supermoon isn't as rare as, say, a comet sighting; it happens every 14 months or so. During this time, NASA says, it will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it's at its furthest, and you're surely going to see a rash of awesome photos.
[image by Sean Parker]
You're also going to hear all kinds of kooky theories. Its scientifically documented that the Supermoon will only raise the tides by a matter of a few feet, but Tweeters will insist it's causing flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes, none of which will be true.
Conspiracy theorist and comedian Bill Burr will probably use the Supermoon to once again insist the moon landings are fake. "How come when you look at the moon," he's said onstage, "you can't see that jeep we left up there?"
[image by Ian Doktor]