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Super moon to make an appearance Saturday


The full moon will appear to be larger than usual
The full moon will appear to be larger than usual

Staff writers

May 1, 2012 — Skywatchers should turn their heads - and telescopes - to the sky Saturday night. A super moon is set to make an appearance.

The full moon will be extra bright this weekend.

That's because a "super moon" is set to take over the sky. It will become visible at 11:35 pm EDT.

This phenomenon occurs when a full moon reaches its closest point to the earth, making it appear larger than usual.

It's been speculated that a super moon can trigger earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but there is little evidence to support the claim.

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