'Supermoon' to Shine Down Saturday

1:22 PM, Jun 22, 2013   |    comments
A man watches as a perigee moon rises. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Supermoon is visiting and should grace us with its presence Saturday.

A Super Moon means that we'll have a full moon when it's closest to Earth in its orbit, EarthSky and the Farmer's Almanac report.

According to EarthSky.org, five supermoons occur in 2013, but June 23's will be a super supermoon, because it'll be the closest to Earth than it is all year.

The supermoon won't return to our earthly eyes until August 2014, EarthSky.org reports.

The moon will probably be bigger than usual, but we may not be able to tell with the naked eye, astronomer Phil Plait explains on Slate.com

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