The largest supermoon in 68-years is happening. The moon is about 14-percent closer to Earth than normal, the closest since 1948, and appears about 30-percent brighter.
The best viewing was this morning as the moon sets, and again this evening as the moon rises. It will still be impressive when the moon rises this evening at 5:30.
This supermoon isn’t just an impressive visual. It also is having a significant effect on tides. Large waves and extreme high tides have caused excessive erosion at Bathtub Reef Beach. As a result, Martin County Ocean Rescue has moved the lifeguard towers to the top of the dune line, improving lifeguards’ visibility and allowing the beach to remain guarded.