According to the flyers at basically every dentist’s office, you should shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars. Tonight though, you're really not going to want to miss the moon, since it’s going to be a sight to remember. On Monday, March 9, 2020, you can catch the very first supermoon of the decade from Florida

Grab your coziest blankets, a bottle of wine, and your favorite peeps, and head out to witness the stunning views.

The NASA website says that the moon will hit its absolute fullest at 1:48 p.m. ET during daylight hours, but if you stick around until 2:31 a.m. tonight, you will actually be able to see the moon at its perigee.

That’s basically just the fancy astronaut way of saying that the pie in the sky will be as close to the Earth as it ever gets in its orbit, so the moon is going to glow like something you’ve maybe never seen before. 

For those of us who love a little bit of romantic stargazing but also want the deets, this will mean that the moon will be on average 7% larger and 15% brighter than usual due to it being near its maximum fullness at the same time that it gets close to Earth.

Get ready to soak up all those big moon vibes!

Imagine an inky dark sky illuminated by the bright white moonlight. It's that kind of natural beauty that only Mother Earth can provide.

Since Accuweather is reporting relatively clear skies across the Sunshine State tonight, you should be able to soak up the full image of this gorgeous, moon-lit sky.

To further increase your chances of viewing this celestial spectacle, find a place outside of the city's limits where light pollution is low. One of the state's certified dark sky parks, like Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, is always a great option.

Folks who feel like one supermoon isn’t enough can turn their heads back to the sky on the evening of April 7 and 8 when the moon will shine brighter than it will all year. 

Whether you’re holding onto a secret dream of being an astronaut or are just a soul searching for shooting stars, tune into the night sky tonight for a piece of nature’s beauty

Supermoon

When: 2:31 a.m. on Tuesday (Monday night after midnight)

Where: Florida and the Eastern Timezone 

Why You Need To Go: You can see an enchanting flood of moonlight pour into the sky. The best part is that you won't have to pay a single cent to see something so magical. 

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