The first of three super moons of 2016 will be on display tonight. An amazing event that we can all watch together and even comes with its' very own party light!

According to NASA, this is the closest that the moon has come to the earth in the 21st century and it won't be this close again until 2034. A "supermoon" can shine up to 30% brighter than just your plain old, run-of-the-mill full moon.

Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon!

Photo: Pam Landry

Two more more chances remain for you to bask in the glow of a supermoon this year on November 14th and December 14th.

Special note to my new agey friends: if you have crystals that need recharging, put them in a plate with salt and let them hang out in the glow of tonight's supermoon.

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