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"Super Moon" Lights Up Sky This Weekend

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(WLNS) - We have a full moon tonight but it's not just any full moon.

Astronomers call this full moon a "Super Moon" because it happens on Friday the 13th.

That hasn't happened since October of 2000 and won't happen again until August 2049.

Take a good look at the moon and you might think it looks closer than normal.

And you would be correct.

This "Super Moon" is happening when the moon is actually at a point closet to Earth in its orbital path.

While it might be closer, it's not any bigger.  It just happens to be lower on the horizon this time of year and that creates the illusion of being larger.

There are some people who will insist this is also a "Honeymoon Moon".  Those people are often June brides and wedding planners.

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