Places Around El Paso To View Monday’s “Super-Moon”
Monday night's "Super Moon" will be the largest and brightest full moon in over 70 years.
up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual, making it what is called a supermoon. A supermoon occurs when the timing of a full moon overlaps with the point in the moon's 28-day orbit that is closest to Earth.
If it's going to be that big, finding a good place to look at it shouldn't be tough. El Paso offers some really good spots though, here are my recommendations:
- Open desert areas like Red Sands on the east side or, "The Wall" near Santa Teresa.
- Scenic Drive should offer some great Supermoon/El Paso skyline photo ops!
- Trans Mountain Road. You can get completely away from city lights in some areas and there are several places to park. Great photo ops here too!
- The open desert areas in far Northeast El Paso and along the Anthony Gap.
Being that the last one is practically my back yard, I'm staying home for this one. Coors Light's on me if anyone wants to stop by!