ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - You'll hear plenty of people talking about the Supermoon this weekend. It is the largest moon of the year and will light up the sky this Sunday. NASA explains that a Supermoon occurs when the moon is full and at the same time reaches its perigee, or the closest point to Earth in its orbit.
Sunday at 6:11am, the moon will be at its closest point to earth. Then about 20 minutes later it will become a full moon. The next time both will coincide will be August 2014.
The sun rises just after 5:30am right now in St. Louis so our local view of the Supermoon will be dimmed. The West Coast should get the best view of the lunar event.
On Sunday night, the Compton Water Tower on South Grand will be open from 8PM to midnight so you can get a view of the full moon and the city. There is a $5 fee.