Supermoon, meteor shower giving star gazers a show this weekend

Posted at 11:17 AM, Aug 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-08 13:17:42-04

If you missed the last supermoon, you still have a chance to see the phenomenon with an added bonus.

The full moons that fall on Aug. 10 and Sept. 9 will be supermoons but experts say this weekend’s supermoon will likely steal the spotlight between the two.

The moon will turn full on Sunday at 2:09 p.m. ET.

The moon will continue to look bright and full Sunday evening, leading into Monday early morning.

Experts predict it will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than usual.

Astronomers say you can also see the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday night.

According to NASA, the Perseid is known as one of the best meteor showers to see because of the meteors often leave trails as they fall.

If you want to see the show, head to a dark area away from urban lighting.

Officials say you may also need to find a spot under a tree to block out some of the light from the supermoon.

Experts say the supermoon occurs at the point in the moon’s orbit when it is closest to Earth.