We are coming up on a New Moon this coming week on Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday, 9th. At the same time the moon will also reach lunar perigee, or its closest point to earth, on Wednesday,March 9th and you know what that means....Super Moon!
What, you say? ? But the moon isn’t anywhere near full on this date!
That’s right. This isn’t a full Super Moon. Rather, it’s a new Super Moon.
Don’t expect to see the new Super Moon on March 9 as the new moon generally hides in the glare of the sun all day long, pretty much rising with the sun at sunrise and setting with the sun at sunset. Of course, on the other hand, if you were on the moon looking at Earth, you’d see a full Super Earth!