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Biggest Supermoon of the Year is Happening on Tuesday February 19th

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Photo from Spencer Travis, a locally shot photo of last supermoon

CIRCLEVILLE – Last year February didn’t even have a full moon at all, this year they will have the biggest full moon at a distance of 356,846 km (221,734 miles).  Seems like a lot huh?  Well every full moon for the next 7 months will be further away and in September we will have closest to the smallest Full moon as the moon will be aligned with the lunar apogee, or furthest distance from the earth in its orbital path.  The distance between the moon and the earth will change 49,402 km (30,697 miles) in 7 months.

The moon will almost look full on the 18th but will be in this closest form on the 19th.  So maybe you can wear your sunglasses at night for this special event because it will be a bright moon.









Information on distance obtained from Nasa.org

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