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Supermoon Supersoon: Biggest Full Moon Of 2014 Today

Supermoon Supersoon: Biggest Full Moon Of 2014 Today: Gothamist

Today, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth at the same time that it is full, an event scientists call a “lunar perigee,” or as we around the office like to howl, SUPERMOOOOOOOOOOOON. We already had one last month, but today's is supposed to be the best (and brightest) of the year. The moon will become full as of 2:09 p.m. ET Sunday, but don't worry about that pesky sun blocking your view—it will continue looking bright and full through Sunday evening into Monday early morning.

The U.S. Naval Observatory says the moon will be 12% bigger and 30% brighter than it was in January 2014. For more fun Supermoon facts, check all the info here—or just let NASA explain the whole phenomenon to you in the video below.

*The next Supermoon will occur on September 9th. (not too far off)

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I'm missing what makes a full moon a super moon.


A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.

So it's basically conditions that make the moon look HUGE? Cool.

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