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The Largest And Brightest Full Moon



This celestial 'supermoon' spectacle hasn't occurred in nearly 7 decades. The full moon will come as close as 216,486 miles (348,400 km) of Earth's surface about 22,000 miles (35,400 km) closer than average. The moon's distance from Earth varies because it's in an egg shaped orbit around the planet. A supermoon occurs when the timing of a full moon overlaps with the point in the moon's 28 day orbit that's closest to Earth. The next time a full moon will come as close to Earth will be in 2034. 

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