Astronomers with the Stilabower Observatory in Lamar say Monday night’s Super Moon should provide a great opportunity to help get the next generation excited about space exploration. According to NASA, Monday’s full moon will be the closest full moon to the Earth since 1948.
While astronomer Walter Powell says you may not see that much difference with the naked eye, it can help spark an interest.
“Anything that generates interest in astronomy is definitely an educational opportunity, and we capitalize on it at the observatory when we have the opportunity to do so,” Powell explained.
According to NASA scientists, the moon won’t be this close to the Earth again until 2034.