A New Supermoon Is Barely Visible Tonight

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POSTED: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:51pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 3:18pm

What?  That's confusing.  A new supermoon happens January 30 at approximately 4:38 pm.  A new moon is a moon that is nearly dark to the eye because the light side is facing away from the earth.  A supermoom is a moon that comes closest the earth's orbit.  If you look and can make out the outline of the moon, it will seem bigger because it is so close, about 221,000 miles away.

FULL Supermoons are much easier to see because they are so big and bright.

For more information on the New Supermoon, read this interesting article here.. http://earthsky.org/tonight/two-supermoons-in-just-one-month-january-1-and-30-2014

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