Tonight’s Harvest Moon Will Be a Supermoon

Tonight’s Harvest Moon Will Be a Supermoon

This year’s Harvest Moon happens tonight, Sept. 8 and it will also be the moment of our natural satellite’s perigee, or the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth. This means it will light up the night sky even more than usual, and will appear bigger.  According to the National Aeronautics and Space […]

Moon Exploration Advances in China

Moon Exploration Advances in China

Moon goddess Chang’e has inspired the name of several of China’s instruments being used in lunar research. There are different interpretations for the mythological story of how Chang’e got to the moon, but for the team of researchers in China’s lunar program, the story of Chang’e is far more than mythology. At the China Academy of […]

Moon: Biggest and Closest Until 2034

Moon: Biggest and Closest Until 2034

Sunday’s “super moon” will be the biggest and closest full moon of 2014, with scientists are saying there will not be a closer full moon until November, 2034. It will be a perigee full moon, meaning it is near earth and will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger. It takes 27.3 days for the […]