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Super Moon

May 5, 2012

On May 5th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset.  The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will occur this weekend. An estimated 16% brighter than normal, this spectacular ‘Supermoon’, or perigee moon, will be visible in the night sky on Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. credit: NASA