Moon in My Room with boy

What’s better than a “supermoon”? Three supermoons!

The full moons of summer this year; July 12, August 10 and September 9 all will be supermoons, as NASA calls them.

Tonight the full moon will be extra large due to it proximity to the Earth, according to NASA.  The so-called “supermoon” we have in tonight’s sky is a result of the moon being as close to the Earth as it ever gets, while also being at full moon. This closest pass is called Perigee, and it happens more frequently than you might think. In fact, the supermoon has already happened twice in 2014; however, both occurrences earlier this year were during a new moon

Last summer’s supermoon was about 30% brighter and about 15% larger than a “normal” full Moon and will be the closest it had been to Earth in 17 years.

So, try to get outside and enjoy the supermoon’s bright awesomeness tonight!

Space.com is encouraging people to share “super moon” stories and photos by contacting Managing Editor Tariq Malik: tmalik@space.com.

To learn more about Earth’s moon, see NASA’s kids page on the subject here.

Will this be a special night for Werewolves?

With the Moon In My Room, pictured above, the moon will be close to you in your room every night. The moon is the perfect foray into astronomy. Its phases teach us about the forces of our universe, its features tell us about the origin of our planet, and it’s just plain cool to look at. Moon in My Room brings the beauty and wonder of this celestial body right into your child’s bedroom. This remote controlled, glow-in-the-dark “mini moon” is contoured and textured to feature an authentically detailed lunar moonscape. A built in light-sensor illuminates a room when it gets dark and shows 12 phases of the moon. The phases can be controlled manually or set to rotate on an automatic function to change every five second, so that kids can follow the moon in the sky with the moon in their room. In order to save on batteries, the light shuts off after an hour.