'Supermoon' covered up by cloudy skies

March 20, 2011 4:33:00 AM PDT
Sunday is the first day of spring, but on Saturday night, eyes were on the sky.

Although it was mostly hidden behind clouds in our area, the biggest, brightest moon we've seen in almost two decades has risen around the country.

Scientists call it a "supermoon."

It's the closest the moon has physically come to Earth since March of 1993, and it is a full moon as well.

That combination makes the moon appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter at its peak.

The moon is a little over 221,000 miles away from Earth.

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