Look to the sky early next week.

NASA reports that the first “supermoon” of the year will happen Monday night, offering a spectacular view of a full moon that appears bigger and brighter than usual.

Astrologer Richard Nolle created the term “supermoon” back in 1979. According to NASA, it “refers to either a new or full Moon that occurs when the Moon is within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth.”

In other words, the “supermoon” means the moon is closer to Earth than normal.

On Monday, NASA predicts the “Super Pink Moon” will be roughly 225,000 miles away from the Earth. The best time to view it will be around 11:32 p.m. EDT on Monday, but the moon will appear larger from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning, so you have plenty of time to view it.

If you miss it, there’s another supermoon just around the corner. The Super Flower Moon will appear in May, offering just as much majesty.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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