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Next Month’s Supermoon Will Be Much Brighter and Larger

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Next Month’s Supermoon Will Be Much Brighter and Larger This weekend’s supermoon has grabbed everyone’s attention, but astronomers say that the next moon will be brighter and bigger than this one.

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When the moon reaches its ‘perigree’, it appears brighter and larger. Perigree is the point where moon is closest to the Earth on its orbit. Experts say that on August 10, perigree and full moon hour will coincide to create much larger moon.

This year’s third supermoon will shine bright in the sky on September 9; it will be brighter than the normal moon but not as bright as the other two super moons.

On average, supermoons occur after every 13-month and 18 days, and three supermoons in a row are unusual. Last year, three supermoons occur in a row also.

At perigee, a full moon appears 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual moon. It is 31,000 miles closer to Earth at this point.

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