https://www.physics-astronomy.org/2019/02/biggest-brightest-moon-in-almost-70.html

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Whether you call it super, snow or full, the biggest, brightest moon of the year is coming to a sky near you Tuesday, Feb. 19. A supermoon occurs when the moon is as close as it ever gets to Earth. On Tuesday, our moon will “only” be about 221,000 miles from Earth, which is about 17,000 miles closer than average. The moon’s distance from the Earth changes because its orbit isn’t a circle. When the moon is closest to Earth, astronomers call it “perigee,” said Hanneke Weitering of Space.com . When the full moon coincides with perigee, you’ve got a supermoon. Bigger and brighter than a typical full moon, the term “supermoon” was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle . It’s become ... Full story

17 February

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