A Supermoon rises over the cove Terrace Shopping center Sunday evening. The Supermoon appeared 20 percent closer than normal.

Supermoon overshadows meteor shower Sunday



A supermoon rose Sunday night, nearly 20 percent closer than it’s furthest point. When the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to the Earth during its elliptical orbit around us it is most commonly known as the perigee full moons. “The full moon appeared 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when it is at its farthest,” says Ben Burress, an astronomer with the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. “The moon will be about 190,000 miles from the Earth, 20 percent closer than its farthest point, when it is 240,000 miles away.”
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