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Supermoon expected in sky this weekend

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By: Dee DeQuattro

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According to NASA a supermoon is expected to be in the sky on Saturday July 12.

The supermoon phenomena occurs when the moon is full at the same time that the moon’s orbit is at the point where it is closest to earth.

It is generally bigger and brighter than other full moons in the calendar year.

The last supermoon was in June of 2013 but this summer three are expected; one on July 12, one on August 10, and one on September 9.

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