Excited to see tomorrow's supermoon? Don't get your hopes up...
The new moon is coming on June 13th and it happens to be a supermoon...but you won’t be able to see it. So what is a supermoon anyway?!
A supermoon is a full or new moon that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth during its orbit. "Perigee" is the term that is used to describe the moon when it is closest to Earth, and when it matches up with a full or new moon, it is a supermoon!
The reason you won’t be able to see this cool event is due to the fact that this supermoon is a new moon. A new moon rises and sets with the sun so during the day, it is lost in the glare of the sun.
In addition, the light side of a new moon faces the sun making it more difficult to see. To make matters worse, with cloudy skies setting in for tomorrow and the chance for storms, there is no way this supermoon will be visible, which peaks 3:44pm.
This isn’t the first or last time we will have the chance to see a supermoon though. The last two supermoons were in January, one in the beginning of the month and one at the end. In fact the supermoon seen on January 31st was said to be a “super blue blood moon”.
The supermoon on June 13th will be the first in a set of three supermoons coming this summer with the second and third coming on July 13th and August 11th. The closest supermoon in the set will be on July 13th.