By Sherri Lonon and Elizabeth Janney
Look to the skies tonight, July 11, to witness the return of the Supermoon.
This lunar spectacle occurs when the moon is near the Earth, making it appear significantly larger than other full moons.
New York residents should be able to take in the sight both Friday and Saturday nights with the best viewing in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 12.
The moon will be at its fullest at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.
Scientists advise watching the Supermoon at moonrise or moonset, according to The Huffington Post. Moonrise in the New York area is 7:35 p.m. Friday and 8:27 p.m. Saturday, with moonset at 5:52 a.m. Saturday and 7:04 a.m. Sunday.
The July Supermoon is the first of three. Supermoons are also predicted to return Aug. 10 and again Sept. 9. The August moon is anticipated to look the biggest of the three, according to NBC News.