Supermoon lights up night sky as the Perseid meteors peak

Supermoon lights up night sky as the Perseid meteors peak

The appearance of a supermoon on Sunday night will be paired with what could be an eye-popping performance from the annual Perseid meteor shower.

A supermoon (or perigee moon) occurs when the full moon best coincides with the moon's closest pass around Earth in any given year.

This year, that pass will hit during the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower, when Earth passes through debris left in the trail of the comet Perseus.

According to NASA, the supermoon will be around 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter than other full moons this year. That could spell trouble for those hoping to see some meteors streaking across the night sky.

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Video from NASA.gov