Forget Super Bowl Sunday. Supermoon Saturday is gonna be a way bigger deal, mark my words! I'll explain: Astronomers call it a 'supermoon' when a full moon happens at the same time the moon is orbiting closest to the earth. Because the moon looks about 16% bigger and 30% brighter than usual, non-astronomers who happen to be outside after dark usually just call it a 'Holy #$&*! The moon is attacking us!'
Anyway, this year's supermoon is just days away (Saturday, May 5, at 11:35 p.m.), and since a supermoon is basically a full moon on steroids, that means you can expect one hell of a wild weekend. Yes, seriously. Remember the Creedence Clearwater Revival song?
I see the bad moon arisin'
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today
Don't go around tonight
Well, it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise
Yikes! I'm with John Fogerty. I see trouble on the way, too. In fact, I see morning-after headlines looking something like these:
2. Obama Spotted Driving With Bo Strapped to Roof of Car!
3. Octomom Broke, Gets Job at Starbucks
4. Ryan Gosling Gets Restraining Order Against Hillary Clinton, Claims Thousands of "Inappropriate" Drunk Texts
5. True Blood Star Joe Manganiello Spotted Howling at Moon, Currently Under Psychiatric Evaluation
Uh-huh. Like Fogerty sang:
I hear hurricanes ablowin'
I know the end is comin' soon
I fear rivers overflowin'
I hear the voice of rage and ruin
Are you ready for Supermoon Saturday?
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