The 23 June 2013 Supermoon

The 23 June 2013 Supermoon
Interesting information about the perigee full moon
What is a supermoon?
The term coined by astrologer Richard Nolle over 30 years ago.
Now, a Supermoon is a popular term used to describe a full moon when it is at its closest approach to earth.

The result:
Moon looks larger than usual (Seen from Earth)
Distance during Supermoon: 356,991km
Distance on average: 384,400km

Astronomers call it: The Perigee Full Moon

Mark Your Calendar!
June 22-23 2013

June’s full moon will be the most ‘super’ of the supermoons you will see this year!
Frequency: 4-6 supermoons/year
What to expect?
Big full moon & higher tides (during and a few days after)

The 23 June 2013 Supermoon

shared by opticscentral on Jun 19, 2013 in Science


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More information about the upcoming Supermoon, deemed the largest supermoon we will see in 2013. By OpticsCentral - Home of Telescopes, Binoculars and Microscopes Australia. Visit us on http://www.opt...
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