Incredible ‘supermoons’ to happen three months in a row; first is Saturday night

In June of last year, a full moon made headlines because it appeared larger and brighter than other full moons. The media dubbed it a “supermoon.”

If you thought the supermoon was incredible back in 2013, how about three? The full moons in July, August and September of 2014 will all be supermoons, according to NASA.

The scientific term for the phenomenon is “perigee moon.” The illusion occurs when the Moon is near the horizon.

The 2013 supermoon appeared 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons.

The dates for this year’s three supermoons will be July 12, Aug. 10 and Sept. 9.

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