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Supermoon to Rise at Sunset on Saturday

Every 18 years, the Full Worm Moon falls on the same night as the perigree moon

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    A sight for sore eyes this Saturday: The largest full moon since March 1993 will be seen after sunset.
     
    The Full Worm Moon this month falls on the same night as the perigree moon. The two coincide about every 18 years; the resulting moon has been dubbed "Supermoon."
     
    The moon orbits around the earth in an elliptical path. The lunar perigree occurs when the moon reaches its closest point to the earth along that orbit.
     
    According to NASA, the moon will appear 14percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.
     
    There is no evidence that "Supermoons" are linked to natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding. They do, though, cause a slightly higher than typical "perigean" tides.

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