ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – As you leave the house this morning, be sure to look up.
The “supermoon” made its debut last night and St. Louis had front row seats.
A supermoon is when a full moon is at its closest point to the Earth on its elliptical orbit. This is the closest the moon has been to Earth in 70 years.
According to a report for the Los Angeles Times, the supermoon is about 221,524 miles from Earth, compared with an average distance of 238,900 miles.
When the supermoon sets today at 6:31 a.m., it will be at its brightests.
The moon will be almost as super as it was last night when it rises at 5:25 p.m., but it will only be about 99 percent full.
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