Supermoon To Take Place Tonight

By  //  August 10, 2014

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moon will be 30 percent brighter

ABOVE VIDEO: Which is brighter – a flurry of Perseid fireballs or a supermoon?

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — On August 10, the moon will become full just as it reaches the place in its orbit (perigee) closest to Earth.

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This full moon, also known as a supermoon, will be as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year. After the supermoon, the annual Perseid meteor shower will occur from August 11-13. On the night of Augst 12, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will host a live web chat to answer questions and to discuss the Perseid meteor shower.

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