Well, it won’t be as historic as last year’s Supermoon event (Last year's World of Weather story), but being brighter, “stronger” and closer Saturday than any other night this year, it will still be worth a look. Visually, the moon will shine about 16% brighter Saturday night than any other evening. If you’re lucky enough to get a clear view of the eastern horizon, be sure to catch a glimpse while the moon is still very low in the sky (~8pm). The optical illusion tends to make the moon swell to a noticeably larger size.
The weather outlook is calling for cloud cover and possibly some rain through the day on Saturday, but we may have a clear shot at the moon when it goes full at 11:35 pm. Additionally, early birds on Sunday should have a good glimpse of it as it sets Sunday morning around 4:50am.
Rise: 6:35 pm
Sunset: 7:58 pm
Full: 11:35 pm
Set: 4:50 am
Sunrise: 6:13 am
Supermoon Tidal Influence:
The distance between the moon and our coast has an influence on the strength of our tides. While this encounter lacks the closeness of a year ago, we’ll only have a mere 221,802 miles between us. Tides this weekend will still be impacted by the close proximity…
Oregon Inlet Bridge:
Saturday High- 7:59 pm @ 3.00 ft.
Sunday Low- 2:30 am @ -.10 ft.
Sunday High- 8:15 am @ 2.1 ft.
Saturday High- 7:19 pm @ 5.40 ft.
Sunday Low- 1:52 am @ -.80 ft.
Sunday High- 7:40 am @ 3.9 ft.
Be sure to have the camera ready when you head outside. I’ll be sharing your photos on-air Sunday morning starting at 7:30am. Upload the pictures to Carolina Camera (www.witn.com) or to our WITN Facebook page. Enjoy!