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Saturday’s Supermoon over Manchaug Pond

posted July 16, 2014
Super Moon July

July 12, 2014 Supermoon over Manchaug Pond.

The full moon this past weekend shown exceptionally bright here in this part of the world – a supermoon – as referred to by astronomers!

Supermoons are just full or new moons which occur closer to the earth.  This year saw a supermoon on New Year’s Day,  January 30, and this past Saturday, July 12th. The next full supermoons will occur on August 10th and September 9th.

The experts say the full moon on August 10, 2014, will present the closest supermoon of the year (356,896 kilometers or 221,765 miles) and swings farthest away some two weeks before, on July 28 (406,567 kilometers), which makes it a difference of 49,671 kilometers. Crazy.

In any case, it sure was a beautiful sight here on Manchaug Pond.

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