Get Ready For This Weekend’s ‘Super Moon’
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There will be a full moon this weekend and because of clear skies, visible to everyone in the ArkLatex. And because of the earth’s proximity to the moon’s orbit, it will appear especially big and bright. This “super moon” will be at it its biggest tomorrow night. According to one astronomer, “A super moon occurs when a full moon coincides with when the perigee (nearest) point of the orbit to Earth.”
This year, by the way, that is happening three times. Tomorrow night will be the first instance, and then a second is expected on August 10th. Then on September 9th, the third and last super moon of the year will occur.