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The time of the Supermoons is upon us




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We’re entering into the time of the Supermoons. Starting tomorrow night (July 12), earthlings will bear witness to three consecutive nights of “Supermoons”. On these nights, our trusty satellite will appear bigger and brighter than normal, assuming of course that a thick layer of nimbus does not spoil the view.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is closer to our planet than average in its normal orbit around the Earth. This phenomenon is most perceptible when it occurs at the same time as a full moon, as it’s the case over the next three nights.

So get your cameras at the ready, it promises to be a sight out of this world (pardon the pun).

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