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What is a Supermoon?

Updated: May 30, 2023

A "supermoon" is a term used to describe a full moon or a new moon that occurs when the moon is at or near its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit. This results in a larger and brighter appearance of the moon compared to other full moons or new moons throughout the year.

During a supermoon, the moon appears about 14% larger and 30% brighter than it does during its furthest point from Earth, known as apogee. This can create a dramatic and visually stunning effect in the night sky.

Supermoons are not a rare occurrence, and they occur approximately once or twice a year. However, they do attract a lot of attention and interest due to their larger and brighter appearance.

In many cultures, full moons and new moons are associated with specific themes and meanings, and supermoons are often thought to bring heightened energy, heightened emotions, and increased manifestation power.

Supermoons are a fascinating aspect of astronomy and astrology, and they offer a unique opportunity to observe and appreciate the beauty of our nearest celestial neighbor.

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