Super Supermoon Sunday!

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The supermoon of March 19, 2011 (right), compared to a more average moon of December 20, 2010 (left), as viewed from Earth credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon

The supermoon of March 19, 2011 (right), compared to a more average moon of December 20, 2010 (left), as viewed from Earth credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon

The supermoon of March 19, 2011 (right), compared to a more average moon of December 20, 2010 (left), as viewed from Earth credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon

Today’s full moon is the year’s closest supermoon.

Today’s full moon is the year’s closest supermoon. A supermoon is when a full moon or a new moon is coincident with the closest approach (called perigee) of the Moon to Earth. This full moon will be 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year. Measured from the Earth’s and moon’s centers, the August 10 full moon lies 356,896 kilometers (221,675 miles) away.

credit: Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.

credit: Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post. http://huff.to/1mzUY69

The moon and Earth won’t make such a close encounter again until the full moon of September 28, 2015. The last supermoon was July 12th and the next one is Sept. 9th. credit: NASA/EarthSky/Huffington Post/Wikipedia

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