Friday is the longest day of the year. (OK, technically, the longest day started on Thursday night.) But no need to feel all deflated once it’s over: you still have the supermoon to look forward to. That’s when the full moon is especially close to the Earth. And it’s coming this weekend.
EarthSky explains astronomers call this a perigee full moon, which, granted, sounds less dramatic. Whatever you want to call it, it will be full, and it will be close.
SPACE.com has more details.
Meanwhile, over at Slate, Bad Astronomer says the supermoon is all hype.
But still — in case you need one — it seems like a good enough excuse to get outside Sunday night and look up.