Supermoon 2014: Harvest full moon set for Monday night - what makes it super?

September 9, 2014 4:08 AM

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Supermoon 2014: Harvest full moon set for Monday night - what makes it super?

A supermoon will delight skygazers on the night of 8 September. This event coincides with the Harvest Moon.

Supermoons can result in both the apparent size, as well as the brightness, of our natural satellite being greater than normal. They occur because the changing distance between the Moon and our home planet. At its closest, or perigee, our lone natural satellite comes within 225,623 miles of the Eart...

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