“Super Moon” Not So Super

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jun 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-21 18:02:34-04

PLANET EARTH — (FOX 17) — There’s no doubt you have heard the hype about this weekend’s full “Super” moon.  While it will be larger than a normal full moon,  it’s not going to be that noticeable.

This image is from NASA. It shows the difference between the full moons when the moon is farthest away from Earth compared to this weekend, when the moon is at its closest.  While the difference between these two full moons is 14%, this weekend’s full moon will only be 7% larger than the average full moon.

For more information on this weekend’s full moon from Sky and Telescope magazine, click HERE.

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