The Rafes Urban Astronomy Center is located at 2350 Tom Cole Roadhttp://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3455095/Extreme-supermoon-said... As the night sky appears, so will the supermoon over North Texas. What is a supermoon? It is when s a full or new moon that coincides with a close approach by the Moon to the Earth.
To the human eye it will be the brightest moon since 1993, and is not expected to come back for at least another 19 years.
In a recent article, it was reported by NASA
The so-called supermoon will be about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal
The Sun, a newspaper in the UK reported on March 9, that the supermoon could cause extreme dangers such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Which on March 11, an earthquake of 9.0 hit the northeastern coast of Japan.
Even though there are no local areas for star gazing tonight, you will be able to see the supermoon anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Here are some local star gazing sites for the future night skies.
So it's time to get out your telescopes, and look at something that will not occur again for two decades.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
When: Next, star gazing party will be held on April 9. It starts at dusk and continues until 10:30 p.m. The parties are once a month.
Where: In the local parking lot, just south of the museum.
Location: Denton, Texas
Where: The Rafes Urban Astronomy Center located at 2350 Tom Cole Road
Location: Arlington, Texas
Where: 700 Planetarium Place Arlington, TX 76019
Cost: Depends on the event