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Why You Can’t Miss Tonight’s Rare AF Supermoon

Credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

Credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re looking for an easy date idea, taking your significant other to look at the moon is about as easy as it’s going to get.

Tonight, the biggest and brightest moon in nearly 70 years will be visible to onlookers. The last time the moon has been this close was in 1948. Also aiding your witness of the super moon is an optical illusion that will make it appear even larger.

What exactly is a supermoon? It’s when a full moon is at its closet point to Earth along its orbit, explaining its rarity.

Around 5:12 p.m. the moon will be visible again, and obviously long into the night. If you don’t get to see the moon tonight, you will have to wait another long 18 years.

So set up a date for tonight and enjoy some lunar beauty.

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