Supermoon to rise in weekend night sky

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(Fox News) — The largest full moon of 2013, a so-called “supermoon,” will light up the night sky this weekend.

Fox News reported that on Sunday at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT), the moon will arrive at perigee — the point in its orbit its orbit bringing it closest to Earth, a distance of 221,824 miles. It will officially turn full at 7:32 a.m.

But if you missed the Supermoon Sunday morning, Sunday evening will be a great time to see it.

The moon typically reaches perigee once each month (and sometimes twice), with their respective distances to Earth varying by 3 percent.

Sunday’s lunar perigee will be the moon’s closest to Earth of 2013.

A Supermoon, sometimes called a Super Full Moon, is 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than most full moons, NASA says.

The close timing of the moon’s perigee and its full phase are what…

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