Sunday, 10 August 2014


The moon tonight is extra special. Why? This is because on August 10, 2014 when the moon turns full at 2:10 p.m. EDT, skywatchers will be treated to the sight of a so-called "supermoon" -- and it will be the largest supermoon of the year. Two of these super moons appeared in January, the third was on July 12th. Today's supermoon is the largest for the year.
Why is the moon so super today? Well, this has to do with the phenomenon of any full moon that coincides with the time in the moon's orbit when it's closest to Earth.
Just in case you missed this, the fifth and last supermoon for 2014 will be on September 9th.

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