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The Supermoon of May 2012: The biggest and brightest full Moon of the year



What do you think makes a Moon a SUPERMOON? If you don't know, this video by Science@NASA will explain all about the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year. Find out what makes this Moon different and the association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides. So watch the video after the jump.

The name SuperMoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, defined as:
"...a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth."

Source: YouTube


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