'Supermoon,' Meteor Shower to Illuminate Sunday's Sky

The annual Perseid meteor shower will be joined by a "super moon," which occurs when Earth is at its closest distance to the moon.
0:40 | 08/07/14

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A little insomnia might not be such a bad thing this coming Sunday night. That's because if you're up late there's a double treat in store promising to light up the night sky. The annual proceeded meteor showers combined with the so called super -- The -- at meteor show is expected to peak this summer between August 10 and thirteenth. A super -- event occurs when the earth is at its closest to the moon. And that happens four to six times a year so early Sunday night you can enjoy a spectacular lunar event and later the meteor show.

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