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Supermoon 2014 Dates, Schedule: Next Supermoon September 9, 2014 Along With Perseid Meteor Shower

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By Max Bonto , Christian Post Contributor
August 13, 2014|8:41 pm

A supermoon is a lunar phenomenon where the moon reaches a point in its orbit where it is closest to the Earth, where it appears bigger and brighter. The next one will occur on September 9 and will be last one for the year. This particular supermoon is also to occur alongside the Perseid meteor showers. After this, the next supermoon won't occur until next year.

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Photograph of the supermoon at Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur 2013

The last supermoons occurred on July 12 and on August 10. Sunday's supermoon was the biggest and the brightest of the year.

Generally, a supermoon can be viewed at any point on Earth, however with varying degrees of size and brightness. During Sunday's supermoon, the best place to view that was in northern Scotland. For Sept. 9's supermoon, the ideal location is still unknown.

Some are worried that the brightness of the next supermoon will outshine the Perseid meteor showers. This would be the case unfortunately and will reduce the number of meteors seen but some will still be bright enough to be seen.

After the last supermoon, regular full moons will come back scheduled Sept. 8, Oct. 8, Nov. 6 and Dec. 6. The full moon on October 8 will radiate with a reddish tint, giving it the title of "blood moon."

For 2015, six supermoons will be occurring on Jan. 20, Feb. 18, March 20, Aug. 29, Sept. 28, and Oct. 27. The supermoon happening on Sept. 28 will be the largest of the supermoons in 2015.

Full moons for 2015 will occur on Jan. 5, Feb. 3, March 5, April 4, May 4, June 2, July 2, Aug. 14, Sept. 13, Oct. 13, Nov. 11, and Dec. 11.

 

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