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PHOTOS: Supermoon returns this weekend

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All full moons will be supermoons this summer, NASA says. All full moons will be supermoons this summer, NASA says.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The summer of supermoons kicks off this weekend and the WRBL First Alert Weather team says cloud cover should not be much of a problem.

NASA says this summer's full moons will all be "supermoons." The first will be visible Friday and Saturday nights.

The scientific term for the phenomenon is "perigee moon" --- it makes the moon appear larger and brighter.

Clouds and haze can sometimes make it difficult to tell the difference between supermoons and regular full moons, scientists say. The WRBL First Alert Weather team says there could be patches of clouds across the area this weekend but should still provide opportunities to see the sky.

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The supermoon will return August 10th and September 9th. Experts say the one in August will likely be the brightest.

We invite you to send us your images of the supermoon on Facebook, Twitter or upload directly to our site.

 

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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