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Behold, the Final Supermoon of This Not-Super Year

Early risers should get the best view on Thursday

(Newser) - If you missed the Eta Aquarids meteor shower , which peaked early Tuesday, the sky has another show in store this week. The last supermoon of 2020, dubbed the "flower moon," will be visible from Tuesday evening into Friday morning but will appear largest (reaching the closest point to... More »

Here Comes the 'Pink' Moon

Tuesday's full moon will be brightest of the year

(Newser) - Everyone stuck at home Tuesday night will at least have something to look at in the sky: a "pink" supermoon will be on the rise, reports Smithsonian . The bad news is that the full moon won't actually be pink, though it will have a golden hue when it'... More »

The Worm Moon Is Coming

March's supermoon to be followed by two more in April and May

(Newser) - The first of a consecutive trio of supermoons arrives Monday. The March supermoon—a full moon that nears the closest point to Earth in its oval-shaped orbit, appearing up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when at its farthest point—is dubbed the worm or sap moon. That's... More »

Here Comes the Last Supermoon of the Year

It arrives on Wednesday

(Newser) - It'll be the first reunion of its kind in 38 years. March's full moon arrives Wednesday, the same day as the spring equinox, reports CNN . The last time that happened was in 1981. Called a supermoon because it will be at its closest approach to Earth on its... More »

Get Ready for Super Snow Moon

Tuesday's super moon will be the biggest, brightest of 2019

(Newser) - If you failed to notice the large orb in Monday’s sky, there's still time to catch what's touted as the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The Super Snow Moon—the name given to the full moon closest to Earth in its orbit in the... More »

Total Lunar Eclipse Came With Supermoon Bonus

'Blood moon' totality lasted an hour

(Newser) - The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus. On Sunday night, the moon, Earth, and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America where skies were clear. There won't be another until the year 2021. It... More »

Blue, Super, Eclipse: The Moon Hits the Trifecta

Triple lineup on Wednesday hasn't happened since 1982

(Newser) - The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a supermoon, but also a total lunar eclipse, all rolled into one. There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982, and... More »

No One Has Set Eyes on This in 150 Years. You Can

'Super blue blood moon' eclipse coming Jan. 31

(Newser) - Look up at the sky on Jan. 31 and you may witness a sight unseen for 150 years. For the first time since 1866, a total lunar eclipse will occur with the blue moon, or second full moon of the month, which—like the one visible on New Year's... More »

Check Out the Supermoon Tonight

It's the only supermoon of the year

(Newser) - Look up into the sky tonight and you'll witness the first, and last, supermoon of 2017. Supermoons occur when the moon is full at the same time it reaches its perigee, the point in its orbit when it's closest to Earth, reports. At about 3:45am... More »

Meteor Shower to Battle Supermoon Tuesday Night

But the show from the annual Geminid meteor shower will go on

(Newser) - Get ready for Supermoon vs. Geminids, the altercation near the space station (we're still working on this). Space reports the annual Geminid meteor shower will hit its peak Tuesday night, giving the world a chance to witness "one of the most impressive annual night-sky events." Unfortunately, that... More »

The Moon Hasn't Been This Close Since 1948

Supermoon will be at its brightest early Monday

(Newser) - The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. It will reach its zenith in Asia and the... More »

There Hasn't Been a Supermoon Like This in 70 Years

Don't forget to look up Sunday night

(Newser) - Not since 1948—and not again till Nov. 25, 2034—has there been such a celestial happening, and it's one that ScienceAlert says is the "one astronomical event" you have to see this year. It's kind of a super supermoon, and many can first catch it Sunday... More »

Here's How the World Saw the Supermoon Eclipse

Apocalypse fails to arrive during celestial event

(Newser) - Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon Sunday night. It was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033. When a full moon makes its closest approach to... More »

4 NASA Tips for Taking Photos of Lunar Eclipse

NASA's senior photographer Bill Ingalls spills his secrets

(Newser) - Want people to be wowed by your photos of today's extra special supermoon eclipse—the last one until 2033? NASA does too, which is why its senior photographer Bill Ingalls is sharing a few tips that should keep your photos from turning out a blurred mess.
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Mormon Church: Supermoon Eclipse Isn't the Apocalypse

Church apparently worried about doomsday prophets

(Newser) - The Mormon Church is reminding its 15 million members that just because a supermoon and lunar eclipse are happening simultaneously tomorrow night doesn't mean the world as we know it is ending, the AP reports. "The Church encourages our members to be spiritually and physically prepared for life'... More »

How to Watch This Weekend's Supermoon Eclipse

It will be visible to 2B people

(Newser) - There's another supermoon on Sunday night—but this time it's a supermoon eclipse. As Time explains, the supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, and Sunday's will be around 14% bigger than usual. And a lunar eclipse, of course, is when the... More »

There's a Supermoon Tonight

Tell your friends

(Newser) - It's supermoon time again tonight, which means you'll be able to see a moon that appears up to 14% larger and 30 times brighter than a regular moon, should you care to step outside and tilt your head up. Business Insider explains that the moon looks bigger because... More »

Tomorrow's Rare Eclipse: Beginning of Armageddon?

Superstitions abound as solar eclipse, supermoon, and equinox collide

(Newser) - Three astronomical events are happening tomorrow, and depending on whom you talk to and how superstitious they are, it's either going to be a day filled with good luck or a pretty terrible one. A rare solar eclipse/supermoon/vernal equinox combo will be taking place, with prime eclipse viewing spots... More »

Here It Is: Last Night's 'Supermoon'

World gazes up at unusual phenomenon

(Newser) - If you peered up at the sky last night, you likely witnessed a " supermoon "—a stunning view of the moon offered when it's orbiting nearest the Earth, the AP notes. It was the second of three this year; if you missed it, you can catch a... More »

Year's Best 'Supermoon' Arrives Tomorrow

Which isn't great news for fans of Perseid meteor shower

(Newser) - The full moon that rises tomorrow night should look especially bright: It's another so-called "supermoon," and this one will be the closest one to Earth all year, reports Universe Today . Another supermoon—or perigean full moon, for purists—comes next month, though it won't be as... More »

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