The full moon on Saturday, May 5, night will turn into a 'super moon' - the biggest and the brightest this year by being closest to the earth.
THE ANNUAL event of the 'super moon' night is deemed special by many skywatchers. On the night of May 5, the orbital perigee of moon will be the closest of 2012 resulting in 16 percent brighter than most full moons. You must stay awake to watch the supermoon this night.
The term 'super moon' gained currency in 1979 to describe a full moon when its perigee is nearest to the earth once a year. The general aftermath of the 'super moon' night is in the form of unusually high and low tides in the week following the 'super moon' event.
For photography enthusiasts, Saturday's 'super moon' will be a good subject for shooting right from the time as the full moon rise from the horizon to its being overhead.
The full moon in June too will be also be close perigee will be slightly less bright but will still be worth watching and shooting.
Astronomers reassure that nothing untoward happens on a 'super moon' night and May 6 night will offer a unique observable celestial phenomenon.