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Rare 'supermoon' shines brighter than usual tonight


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Rare 'supermoon' shines brighter than usual tonight

"It all comes down to the moon's oval orbit. At one end of the orbit – the perigee – the moon is about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than at its farthest point, the apogee.

It’s quite rare for a full moon to coincide with a perigee. The most recent example was the near supermoon in 2008, when the full moon occurred four hours before perigee. Saturday’s occurrence is even closer to the full moon and perigee lining up."

Too bad it's not quite warm enough (for me at least!) for a full moon paddle.


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