Supermoon – June 22-23, 2013



Supermoon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon)
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon’s disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “supermoon” is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology.[1] The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. However, the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing. [2]

The next occurrence will be on June 23, 2013. This full moon will be the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August 10, 2014.[3]

They occur about once every 14 full moons in a full moon cycle.

OTHER Supermoon News

Supermoon June 2013: Everything You Need To Know About Perigee Moon ...

You can tweet your photos with hashtag #HPsupermoon. Or, you can submit them directly to our “Supermoon 2013″ slideshow, which will be featured in our supermoon live blog on the evening of Sunday, July 23. We’ll be collecting user photos from all over, 

‘Supermoon’ to Light Up Night Sky Sunday Morning | KTLA 5

The largest and brightest full moon of 2013 will light up the sky this weekend when it passes the closest point to the Earth in its elliptical orbit.
Supermoon will be big, bright, and full on June 23 | Cutting Edge …

The perigee full moon, which happens once every 14 months, is happening next weekend and will likely bring with it tales of impending calamity and natural disaster. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.

Strawberry ‘supermoon’ to rise this weekend | The Raw Story

It’s bigger than a bleached beach ball, able to orbit Earth in 27.3 days – it’s supermoon! And it’s coming to a night sky near you on June 23. It will be bright, beautiful, but definitely not “five times bigger” than usual, as some 
Look Up! “Supermoon” to Light Up Skies Sunday | NBC Bay Area

Up in the sky this weekend there will be birds, planes and the “supermoon.” A lunar event that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth, this weekend’s “supermoon” will also occur during a full…
'Supermoon' science: Biggest full moon of 2013 explained

This relatively close brush will happen as the moon enters its fullest phase, creating the cosmic coincidence known as the supermoon. At its fullest and closest, the moon will appear about 12 percent larger in the sky. [Amazing Supermoon Photos of 2012].
Happy Supermoon! Celebrate lunar largeness as a planetary holiday

the year shines in the sky this weekend, which makes this the perfect time to take in the wonders of the night sky — whether or not you’re swept up in the “supermoon” hype. Some say the supermoon ranks as “one of the biggest celestial events of