Get Ready for This Weekend’s Supermoon

Jul 11, 2014 2:46pm

Sky gazers, it’s time once again for the celestial phenomenon known as the supermoon.

The full moon this weekend will be extra large due to it proximity to the Earth, according to NASA. It’s the second supermoon of the year, though the largest one will occur in August.

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The moon will peak around Saturday and will appear bigger and brighter than a normal full moon as it hits its closest point to Earth.

The next dates for supermoon spotting will be Aug. 10 and Sept. 9, according to NASA.


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The full moon rises behind the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in this file photo, June 23, 2013. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

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