4 Things to Remember For Seeing Tonight’s Supermoon in L.A.

September 8, 2014 by Brian Champlin

Did you guys miss the first supermoon back on July 12? Maybe the you didn’t catch the second one on August 10th?

Well, today will be your final chance to see the supermoon this summer and here’s everything you need to know:

  1. Moonrise is set for Monday September 8th at 6:38pm (Los Angeles time), which will probably be the best time to see it at it’s biggest size (lowest to the horizon).
  2. You’ll want to grab a vantage point that has objects / scenery in the foreground to juxtapose against the moon in the backdrop (buildings, trees, etc…). This is kind of a perspective trick in our minds, but the juxtaposition will make the moon seem bigger and brighter. Some places we’ve heard might be good spots to see the moon include: Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Griffith Observatory, and Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills.
  3. This is your third and final opportunity to see the Supermoon this year!
  4. For more details about what causes the phenomena of the supermoon (or “perigee moon”) go here.

UPDATE: It has been raining in Los Angeles today but the forecast calls for ‘partly cloudy’ around 6:30pm when the moon rises, so we’re cautiously optimistic you’ll still be able to get a decent view of the moon.