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Supermoon 2020: Look out for the biggest and brightest Full Worm Moon this moth

Supermoon 2020: Look out for the biggest and brightest Full Worm Moon this moth 1

“It’s closest point is the perigee, which is an average distance of 226,000 miles – 363,300km – from Earth.

“When a Full Moon appears at perigee it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular Full Moon – and that’s where we get a ‘Supermoon’.”

According to the US space agency, the term Supermoon was coined in 1979.

A Supermoon is sometimes known as a Perigean Moon or Perigean Full Moon.

But not all Supermoons are equal and some appear closer than others.

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