August 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The "Extra-Supermoon" will apparently be bigger and brighter than ever! The Full Moon that appears on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 10 will appear to observers to be the largest and brightest full moon of 2014.
On Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, the Moon reaches its closest point to Earth (perigee) about 26 minutes before the Moon becomes a Full Moon, which occurs at 2:10 p.m. EDT (eastern daylight time).
The National Geographic article Catch the Extra-Supermoon This Weekend states, “While this neat convergence will make this an extra-supermoon, don’t be surprised if you can’t spot the difference from other full moons you might have gazed at in past months.”