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Super moon

Those who watch the moon may have noticed Sunday evening that it seemed larger and brighter than usual. According to information from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Sunday’s full moon was a “supermoon,” appearing up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than typical. This was because the moon was at “perigee,” or its closest approach to earth in its elliptical orbit - only about 221,824 miles away, as compared to “apogee,” its farthest from Earth, of 252,581 miles, which will occur July 7. The next close encounter between Earth and Moon will be in August 2014. (Photo by Ed Galucki)

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