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 The largest full moon of 2013, a so-called "supermoon," will light up the night sky this weekend, but there's more to this lunar delight than meets the eye.

On Sunday, June 23, at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT), the moon will arrive at perigee

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I can get pix like that with my 500mm mirror lens & distant backgrounds ;)

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This moon is called "supermoon", but it's not that much bigger, only about 7%.

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The term "supermoon" originated in an astrology blog by a guy named Richard Nolle, then (sadly) worked its way into stories by the media set. A pity.

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7 a.m. ... ?  Won't be a night sky for me. :huh:

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It'll be almost close enough to reach out and touch it. 

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This moon is called "supermoon", but it's not that much bigger, only about 7%.

 

Yep, it's just an illusion to our eyes caused by the perspective relative to the horizon.

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It'll be almost close enough to reach out and touch it. 

Or close enuff for the moon Aliens to grab you. :p

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Photos: Supermoon circles the globe

 

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