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Be on Lookout for ‘Super’ Moon This Weekend

Super Moon Lights Up Night Sky
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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…no it’s “super” moon!

If you’re a night sky watcher like I am, this weekend has something a little special in store for you as the first of three summer “super” or “buck” moons will be in the sky.

What does that mean? Well, it’s real simple. The moon will be about 14% larger and up to 30% brighter than normal this weekend, as it will be closer to the Earth than average. It’ll be roughly 222,000 miles away compared to the average of 238,000 miles away.

Normally, those of us on Earth only get to see a “super” moon once every thirteen months, but this year there will be five total, including three in a row this summer.

So look for these super bright moons again next month and again in September.

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