Saturday's Super Moon

By Jason Meyers, Meteorologist
By Corinne Rose

May 5, 2012 Updated May 7, 2012 at 6:35 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Anyone looking to the sky Saturday night was treated to a "Super Moon." This means the moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter. The moon officially became full at 11:35 p.m. and this it coincided with the moment the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit.

Skies Saturday night were be partly cloudy, so we didn't have many obstructions for viewing the Super Moon. This was a good moment to show the kids, too, without keeping them up past their bedtime. Sunset was at 8:42 p.m. and the moon rose just before that. An ideal viewing time was be any time after 9 p.m.

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