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Super Moon 2013 at the Jersey Shore – Where to Watch

We get to enjoy full moons every month, but it’s only once a year that we get to experience a “super moon!”

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The moon will reach its peak fullness on Sunday at 7:32 a.m.  About half an hour before that, the moon will appear about 12 percent closer to the Earth than the full moon will be at the farthest point in the satellite’s orbit, on Jan. 16 of next year.

The best time to catch the lunar wonder is just after sunset on Saturday night, but anytime this weekend will do. Simply walk outside and look to the east Saturday or Sunday to catch the cosmic show. Beach viewing will be prime with the forecast calling for clear skies all weekend.

At its closest approach on Sunday, the moon will be about 221,824 miles (356,991 kilometers) from Earth. On average, the moon is about 238,900 miles (384,402 kilometers) from the Earth.

You can watch a live webcast of the supermoon on SPACE.com on Sunday beginning at 9 p.m. EDT, courtesy of the Slooh Space Camera, an online sky watching website

 

 

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