Sunday, August 10, 2014

NASA Explains the Supermoon and Perseid Meteors

If you go outside tonight you may notice that the full moon is brighter than usual. This unusually bright moon is referred to as the Supermoon. In the Science At NASA video embedded below we learn why the Supermoon is so bright tonight. The same video also explains Perseid meteor showers and why they might not be quite as visible tonight as on other nights.