July Supermoon

Courtesy The Old Farmer's Almanac

Courtesy The Old Farmer’s Almanac

The full Moon appeared bigger and brighter last night – the July “Supermoon”!

The Supermoon occurs when the Moon becomes full on the same day as perigee – the point at which the Moon is nearest Earth each month so it can appear up to 30 percent brighter.

This effect can be enhanced if you are viewing the Moon near a horizon or through trees and other foreground objects.

In fact, this summer will bring three “Supermoons”— 12 July, 10 August, and 09 September.


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