- Ben Brasch The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If it seems like everyone is standing in their yards staring up at the sky tonight, they're not turning into werewolves. (Hopefully.)
This is the closest a full moon has been to Earth all year. That makes for what appears to be a much larger moon — or, supermoon.
The moon will appear to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon. The moon will be at its fullest at 8:52 p.m. EST.
The distance between Earth and its moon changes because the moon’s orbit is elliptical. While the average full moon is about 236,790 miles from Earth, Monday’s moon will be 221,525 miles away — a difference of 15,265 miles.
So if you want to check out the supermoon in Cobb County, try one of the spots below.
And you'd better because the full moon will not come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25 in 2034, according to NASA.
Here are the spots:
» Custer Park, 600 Kenneth E. Marcus Way in Marietta
» Nickajack Park, 5500 Nickajack Park Road in Mableton
» Cobb County Hurt Road Park, 990 Hurt Road in Austell
» Cobb County Kennworth Park, 3900 S. Main St. in Acworth
» Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs
» Jonquil Park, 3000 Park Road in Smyrna
» Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive in Kennesaw