The ‘Super Moon’ Will Happen This Weekend
There will be a ‘Super Moon’ this weekend – June 22nd and 23rd.
This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014. In other words, it’s not just a supermoon. It’s the closest supermoon of 2013.
The moon will turn full on June 23 at 6:32 a.m. our time.
Astronomers call this close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigeedescribes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. The crest of the moon’s full phase in June 2013, and perigee, fall within an hour of each other.
Watch this weekend as Facebook fills with pictures of the ‘Super Moon’!