This weekend, the moon will perform an impressive visual illusion...it will "appear" to be much bigger and brighter than usual.
This optical illusion is called a 'supermoon,' when the full moon's peak coincides with its closest approach to the Earth's orbit. The moon will come within 221,802 thousand miles from the Earth. The last supermoon was in March of 2011. WXXI's LeShea Agnew spoke with Steve Fentress, Planetarium Director at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.