A supermoon rises in the sky this week, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year.
Not only will the moon be closer to Earth than usual, it will also be a full moon. Scientists call this cosmic combo a supermoon.
The moon will be 221,855 miles away at its fullest Tuesday night, making it appear larger and more brilliant.
NASA is encouraging everyone to look skyward, whether it’s outside or through a living room window.
There’s a string of supermoons this spring. So if you miss the upcoming lunar show, catch the next one May 7.
In mid-April, the waning moon will pass by Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, clustered in the southeastern sky before dawn.
All this comes after a brilliant Venus passed a few days ago in front of the Pleiades, the so-called Seven Sisters star cluster.