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Look back at the supermoon — and look forward to future sky wonders

24 Jun 2013, 17:27 UTC
Look back at the supermoon — and look forward to future sky wonders
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This year's supermoon sparked a wave of interest in what's happening up above — but there's no reason for that interest to wane just because the moon is waning.
Monday night's nearly full moon should look almost as good as it did on Saturday and Sunday night. And by s …

From the Old City of Jerusalem to the dunes of Mongolia, the supermoon appeared to be the biggest, brightest and closest of the year. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC NewsThis year's supermoon sparked a wave of interest in what's happening up above — but there's no reason for that interest to wane just because the moon is waning.Monday night's nearly full moon should look almost as good as it did on Saturday and Sunday night. And by some definitions, the next full moon on July 22 qualifies as a "supermoon" as well. The Farmer's Almanac says July's moon counts because our nearest celestial neighbor will be more than 90 percent of the way to its closest approach to Earth.
The moon's seeming size during its full phase varies according to where it falls in the course of the moon's orbit: This weekend's supermoon was ...

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