UNDATED (21Alive) – Tonight will be the closest you'll get to the moon all year.
Tonight’s “Supermoon” will be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than normal.
The cause for the moon's increased size and brightness is due to earth's gravity and the moon's elliptical orbit.
Tonight, the moon will be only a mere 221,000 miles away from the earth—nearly 31,000 miles closer than normal.
If you can't see the Supermoon due to cloud cover in your area, the next occurrence will be Sept. 9, 2014.
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