A runner makes his means along a path on a butte in front of the “supermoon” at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona might five, 2012. A “supermoon” can illumine Saturday’s night sky, May 5, during a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halley’s Comet.
The Moon can appear particularly huge and bright since it’ll reach its closest spot to Earth at constant time it’s in its full section. The supermoon will come within about 221,802 miles (357,000 kilometers) from Earth. That’s about 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) closer than average.