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'Supermoon' Arrives Early Sunday

Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, moon, supermoon, space, science )

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A "supermoon" rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbour swings closer to Earth than usual.


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Michael O (176)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:28 am
While the moon will appear 14 per cent larger than normal, most sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.

The moon will be closest and turn full around 4:30 a.m. PT or 7:30 a.m. ET, which means people living on the West Coast are more likely to get a better view.

As in any supermoon event, high tides are forecast because of the moon's proximity, but the effect is expected to be small.

Forget about the myths that swirl every time a supermoon appears. There's no link to higher crime or bizarre behaviour. Scientists say that's just lunacy.


Karena N (14)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:59 am
Thank you for this!

Mike S (86)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:06 am
Cool article! Thanks Michael.
Here is a NASA q&a post on this:

Carmen S (611)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:15 pm
thanks Michael, really hope to be able to see this moon

Sonali G (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 4:07 pm
It is always too cloudy here!!!

MmAway M (519)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 7:10 pm
Thank you Michael ~ I heard about this and will be watching!

. (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:21 pm
I went to a movie with my boyfriend and daughter,and we were looking at it as we got out at 10 pm,even then,it was breathtakingly beautiful.Thanks for the article.

Laura H (950)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:42 pm
It's BEAUTIFUL!!!! :)

Thanks Michael!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:56 pm
Fascinating and if it is not cloudy I will be watching.

Veronica C (17)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:30 pm
I'm glad I've got clear skies tonight. It is so bright and easy to see. Beautiful view.

Shawna S (45)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:51 pm
Hoooowwwwllll at the moon!!!

Maureen C (4)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:18 pm
Whenever there's an astronomical event, the sky here is overcast! *sigh* But tonight, I got a glimpse of the moon when the overcast parted for a few moments! Magnificent!


Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:39 pm
We are going somewhere tomorrow evening. And it's outside!

MmAway M (519)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 11:40 pm
BTW...I am a Moon Child . I was looking for a comment/video on this. Love the stars/moon....this is where I always find a Calm Center for me (Moon Stars). Stars of my Pets and family, Can't understand a ton of my friends that are so dear to me negate a environmental issue - come live in San Diego and know what this was like in the 1950's! Global warming is YES GRAVE issue! WOW got off topic and Thank you again!

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:54 am

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