‘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 moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean near Bal Harbour, Fla. Saturday’s event is a “supermoon,” the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The moon will come within about 221,802 miles from Earth. That’s about 15,300 miles closer than average.

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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 earthsky.org.

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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