Today, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth at the same time that it is full, an event scientists call a “lunar perigee,” or as we around the office like to howl, SUPERMOOOOOOOOOOOON. We already had one last month, but today's is supposed to be the best (and brightest) of the year. The moon will become full as of 2:09 p.m. ET Sunday, but don't worry about that pesky sun blocking your view—it will continue looking bright and full through Sunday evening into Monday early morning.

The U.S. Naval Observatory says the moon will be 12% bigger and 30% brighter than it was in January 2014. For more fun Supermoon facts, check all the info here—or just let NASA explain the whole phenomenon to you in the video below.

The next Supermoon will occur on September 9th. If you get any great photos of tonight's moon, feel free to send them to or tag them as "Gothamist" on Flickr.