Look up! Final supermoon of 2023 to shine through final days of September

The next supermoon won’t happen until August of 2024

The final supermoon of 2023 rises over Claytor Lake. Photo: Regina Worrell - sent through Pin It on wsls.com/pins

ROANOKE, Va. – The final supermoon of 2023 will shine in the night sky Friday and Saturday, and some of you have already gotten some great pictures of it.

Karen HK

Ringgold, VA

A supermoon happens when the full moon is at perigee - its closest point to Earth in orbit.

The final supermoon of 2023

As a result, it appears slightly bigger and brighter than your average full moon.

The next one happens August 19,2024. There will be three more after that on September 17, 2024, on October 17, 2024 and on November 15, 2024.

If you have any pictures of 2023′s final supermoon, send them to Pin It, and we’ll show them off!

Joe Crowder

Salem, VA 9:46

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.