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This Weekend: The Biggest Moon of 2013!

This Weekend: The Biggest Moon of 2013!

Be sure to head outside tonight and tomorrow night if you want to see the biggest Moon of the year.

Last month, we told you that there would be three full supermoons in a row, appearing in May, June, and July. A supermoon is when a full or new Moon phase coincides with the Moon’s perigee, or closest point in its orbit to the Earth. A full supermoon can look up to 14% larger and be up to 30% brighter than a normal full moon.

The largest of this year’s supermoons will occur tomorrow, June 23. The moment when the Moon becomes full, at 7:32 a.m., falls within within 30 minutes of the Moon’s perigee.

Even though the Moon won’t officially be full until tomorrow, tonight’s waxing gibbous Moon will look full, and will also be exceptionally big and bright.

5 comments

1 Jannie93 { 07.31.13 at 3:11 am }

Nice article indeed. Very interesting!

2 mandrade { 06.30.13 at 7:46 pm }

Saw the Super Moon it was awesome. Pointed it out to my granddaughter on the way to take her home it was so beautiful to look at.

3 hrider47 { 06.23.13 at 6:18 pm }

It’s beautiful isn’t it?

4 carol Krause { 06.22.13 at 7:51 pm }

Is that 7:32 a.m.? Will we even be able to see it in broad daylight, and what time does it actually rise tonite?

5 Tamara McKee { 06.22.13 at 5:12 pm }

Hope the sky clears up here in Vermont so we can see it….
Sooo much rain this spring….

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