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Supermoon: Here’s the best way to see it this weekend

Posted: 12:45 PM, Jun 23, 2013
Updated: 2013-06-23 12:49:53-04

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Attention photography fans who missed Manhattanhenge — another brilliant, celestial phenomenon will be visible this weekend over NYC, the supermoon.

The supermoon occurs when a full moon is also a perigee moon — meaning that the planet will pass closer to Earth than on any other day of the year.

This weekend’s supermoon will pass closer to the earth than any other this year — in fact it will look 14% larger and 30% brighter than it does during its farthest cycle from Earth.

So when is the best time to see it?  Make sure to take a look outside very early on Sunday morning.  The moon reaches its fullest point at 7:32 a.m. EDT on Sunday and will pass closest to the earth 22 minutes before that.  The moon will appear strikingly large during the moonrise and moonset, when it is on the horizon.  Moonrise will occur on Sunday at 8:40 p.m.

Are you going to take photos this weekend?  We want to post them on our site!  Send photos to yourpix@pix11.com.