'SUPERMOON' Science: Biggest Full Moon of 2013 ExplainedSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 14:12
'SUPERMOON' Science: Biggest Full Moon of 2013 Explained
by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com Staff Writer Date: 22 June 2013 Time: 07:22 AM ET
There is more to a "supermoon" than meets the eye.
Science governs the appearance of the largest full moon of the year, and this weekend you can check out the amazing lunar sight for yourself.
On Sunday (June 23), the moon will be at its closest point to Earth — called perigee. This relatively close brush will happen as the moon enters its fullest phase, creating the cosmic coincidence known as the supermoon. At its fullest and closest, the moon will appear about 12 percent larger in the sky.