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Supermoon coming to a sky near you

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Make sure you look up in the sky Sunday and Monday night. You’ll see something very rare!

The moon orbits the earth in an ellipse and the point where the moon is closest to the Earth is known as perigee. When a full moon occurs at or near perigee, it’s known as a supermoon.

This supermoon will be extra super though. This will be the closest full moon to Earth since 1948 and there won’t be a full moon this close again until 2034. The moon will appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky.

The moon will be very vivid both Sunday and Monday night. The moment the moon reaches perigee will be when it’s at its absolute brightest. This will occur at 6:22am early Monday morning.

Viewing conditions look good both nights, but particularly Sunday night. We’re expecting mostly clear skies with temperatures in the mid 30s during the best viewing time.

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