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Supermoon Saturday

moon-4912As Beth mentioned, tonight’s “supermoon” will become full at 11:35 p.m. over Providence. (Live elsewhere? Check your corner of the world here). The extra big, extra bright moon will rise at 7:38 p.m. and set at 5:42 tomorrow morning. Go here to watch a NASA video on the supermoon, and if the narrator’s condescending-like voice gets to you, you can read up on the science behind supermoons here.

I’m a sucker for moons in any phase, and I’m really hoping we won’t need that 6/23/13 rain date. Weather.com is anticipating mostly cloudy skies at time of peak fullness, but Weather Underground is saying partly cloudy and I think my optimism and I are going to bet on that horse. According to both sources, skies will be partly cloudy when the moon sets. That’s what this photo is: on April 9th, I captured a waning full moon setting around 5:30 a.m. from the street in front of my house. I’m hoping to get an even better photo this time. If you’re out late or up early, look up and enjoy.