Weekend Edition / 5-7 May 2012

2012 SuperMoon

Largest Full Moon Of 2012, Saturday 5 May, 17:35 HST, Just 35 Minutes After Perigee; At 356,955km, Moon Will Be 24,622km Closer Than Average, Causing It To Appear 16% Larger & Exert 42% More Tidal Force; 5 May Also Midpoint Of Northern Hemisphere Spring; NASA Goddard Chief Scientist James Garvin Says SuperMoon “Attests To Wonderful New Wealth Of Data NASA’s LRO Mission Has Returned For The Moon” 

Image Credit: NASA