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‘Supermoon’ set to shine over North Carolina on Saturday

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The moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean near Bal Harbour, Fla.

The “Supermoon” will light up the sky all over the world tonight and it should be visible from here in North Carolina, weather permitting.

A supermoon happens when a full moon or new moon comes within 224,834 miles of the Earth, according to

The supermoon on Saturday will be during a full moon. Full moons occur near perigee approximately every 13 months, so full moons like this upcoming one are not that uncommon, according to NASA.

There are a total of six supermoons this year. If you miss the one tonight, there’s another on Sept. 28 and one on Oct. 27.

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