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NASA Tells Us What’s Behind Tonight’s Super Moon

Photo Credit:  NASA
Photo Credit: Bill Ingalls, NASA

Three “Super Moons” – full moons that appear larger than normal are due in July, August and September this summer –  with the first appearing tonight, July 12th.

The best time to see tonight’s swollen orb is at moonrise when it’s low-hanging and can be framed by a view through trees, or behind your neighbor’s house,  around 8:15 pm.

The mini 3 minute NASA movie, below, will give you just enough information to describe (to your kids or spouse or friends) just why this plump “perigee” moon seems so much larger than a regular full moon.

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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