This summer, due to the elliptical orbit of the moon, the moon will be the closest to the earth as it gets in orbit. This point in its orbit is called perigree and when the moon is at this point in orbit, it is called a perigree moon. It has been nicknamed the “super moon” because it appears to be larger and brighter in the night sky.
While there are five days this year when it occurs, each month this summer will have a super moon, the first of which is tomorrow night, July 12. The next appear on August 10 and September 9.
So if you’re lucky enough to have a cloudless sky, you might be able to get some awesome photos.
Check out NASA’s Science Cast below about the “Summer of Super Moons”.