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Supermoon 2014

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Supermoon 2014
Clip Art of Supermoon 2014
Dixie Allan

The year 2014 will have five supermoon dates and the first one will be on January 1. January 1 will have the first new moon of the month before another one, which will be on January 30 making January 2014 the only month with two supermoons until January 2018.

The other supermoons in 2014 will occur on July 12, August 10, and September 9.

On August 10, the moon will be closest to the Earth.

Astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. Two years ago, when the closest and largest full moon fell on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard before, supermoon. Last year, we heard this term again to describe the year’s closest full moon on May 6, 2012. Now the term supermoon is being used a quite frequently.

Before supermoons were called supermoons, they were referred to perigee full moon, or perigee new moon. Perigee means “the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the earth,” being derived from the Greek word perigeion, which meant ”close around the Earth.”

Now all you need to do is look out on those days to see this giant moon, the supermoon.

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