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Supermoon to shine over North Carolina sky this weekend

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A Supermoon from last year

The supermoon will shine in the night sky this weekend and it should be visible over North Carolina, weather permitting.

AL.com reported that the moon should reach its fullest point of the month shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday and will make its closest approach to each at about 6:47 p.m. Sunday.

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the moon makes to the earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from earth.

If you miss the one this weekend, the November and December full moons will qualify as supermoons, too, according to Earthsky.org.