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    May 5, 2012

    The Supermoon Will Shine Tonight

    A "supermoon" is a full moon paired with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth. According to Wikipedia: "The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions."

    NASA ScienceCasts: The Super Moon of May 2012

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    The super moon will appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal full moons.

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