I hope most of you were able to get out and see the largest moon of the year, the so-called "Supermoon", last night/this morning where the moon happens to be full and at perigee. It is not the super-est of Supermoons, as the perigee distance could be even closer, as it was in 2011 and will be again in 2016.

Were you aware that the most "super" Supermoons usually occur in the winter?

Have you wondered if Supermoons affect the tides?

How do astronomers take advantage of these Supermoons to study the moon?


NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller takes time to answer these questions and more! From Space.com comes a very informative interview.

Great information about the moon and its relationship with the Earth. Why not share this video with a child or teacher in your life!