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The scientific term for the phenomenon is "perigee moon." Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon's orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side ("perigee") about 50,000 km closer than the other ("apogee"). Full Moons that occur on the perigee side of the Moon's orbit seem extra big and bright.
This coincidence happens three times in 2014. On July 12th and Sept 9th the Moon becomes full on the same day as perigee. On August 10th it becomes full during the same hour as perigee—arguably making it an extra-super Moon."
While waiting for the moonBoundary Bay SunsetBoundary Bay SunsetBoundary Bay SunsetBoundary Bay SunsetBoundary Bay SunsetBoundary Bay SunsetThe Moon is still somewhere behind BakerSunset colours over Boundary BaySunset colours over Boundary BayCoastal MountainsThe Moon is risingThe Moon is risingAlmostSupermoon over BakerSupermoon over Baker

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