22 Jun '13, 10pm
'#Supermoon' expected this weekend as the moon swings closer to Earth than usual
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A "supermoon" rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbour swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 per cent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos. "It gets people out there looking at the moon, and might make a few more people aware that there's interesting stuff going on in the night sky," Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory said in an email.