Rare hunter’s supermoon on display over central Indiana Saturday night

Picture of supermoon over Indiana in 2013

Picture of supermoon over Indiana in 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana residents are in for another celestial treat this weekend!

A rare hunter’s supermoon will shine bright in the night sky on Saturday.

So here’s the lowdown on the hunter’s supermoon – a hunter’s moon is the first full moon after a harvest moon and a supermoon is a full moon that is at its closes point to earth in its monthly orbit, thus appearing significantly larger.

According to Science Alert, a hunter’s moon appears orange in color because of its location so close to the horizon.

It creates the illusion of the moon being bigger than it actually is. And this weekend it’s going to look even bigger because it coincides with a supermoon.

According to Science Alert, only people in the northern hemisphere will be able to see the hunter’s supermoon because the southern hemisphere is actually in the spring season.

For those of us in Indiana, the moon will turn full at 12:23 a.m. eastern time, and according to meteorologist John Dissauer, skies should be clear with minimal clouds!

In exactly one month, we will see the closest and largest full moon of the 21st century so mark your calendars for November 14.

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