Friday morning, August 30, 2019, at 6:37 AM EDT, will be the new Moon, when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from the Earth. The term "Supermoon" was coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a full or new Moon near perigee, when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit. Since this New Moon occurs a little more than 5 hours before the perigee at 11:57 AM, this is a Supermoon. The closest New Supermoon of the year. Although you can’t see a new moon supermoon, its impact can be seen along the ocean coastlines. The tidal influence of the extra-close new moon and the sun team up to usher in extra large spring tides, whereby the range between high and low tide is especially profound. And while the Moon itself will be pretty much invisible, it will, nonetheless, provide an incredible opportunity for stargazing, since there will be a whole lot of darkness happening in the night sky. Saturn, Jupiter, the bright star Antares, the Summer Triangle and the Milky Way gracing the night sky at this time of the year. Clear skies everyone!