See a Supermoon Tonight in Panama

The first supermoon of 2015 will appear tonight when a particularly bright and large full moon graces our skies. You will be able to see the supermoon just after the moon rises this evening, with the best time to watch around 1am Monday morning.

 This  supermoon is the result of a full moon with a close approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The moon will appear 12 and 14 per cent larger and shining around 25-30 times brighter than normal. When the moon gets this close, it has a strong effect on the Earth’s ocean tides, creating larger tides than usual.

The Tycho crater is a key feature that you may be able to spot during a supermoon. The Tycho spot is a system of rays was caused by an asteroid impact millions of years ago.

If you miss this super moon, the next one is only a month away on September 29, which will be the biggest of the year.