Summer Super Moon

CBS Boston

s-SUPERMOON-large300I love full moon nights especially in the summer when you can enjoy them outdoors in the warmer weather. How about you? Last night’s Full Thunder Moon was spectacular because the sky was clear with no haze and the moon was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. This so-called Supermoon is an example of the evolving skylore of the modern world. The name was actually devised about 30 years ago by an astrologer named Richard Nolle but it only became popular in recent years with the full moon of March 19, 2011. He defined Supermoon as a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near(within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. In the past, the Supermoon was called perigee full moon or perigee new moon. Every month, as the moon travels in its elliptical orbit around the Earth, it comes closest to our planet and that is called perigee and…

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