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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 03:27 AM

"Supermoon" this Sunday

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/supermoon-june-2013-perigee-moon_n_3461899.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Set to peak on Sunday, June 23, the 2013 supermoon is noteworthy not only for the remarkable sight it will present to skywatchers but also because it will be the largest supermoon this year.

Also known as a perigee moon, the event occurs when a full moon lines up with the Earth and the sun at a specific point in its orbit, called the lunar perigee. That's the point at which the moon is nearest to Earth as it traces its elliptical path around our planet.

Since it's closer to us, the moon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual. Coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, the term "supermoon" essentially means a bigger and brighter full moon.
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My favorite moon song:



What's yours?

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onestepforward Jun 2013 OP
pinboy3niner Jun 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #2
Generic Brad Jun 2013 #3
onestepforward Jun 2013 #11
femmocrat Jun 2013 #4
marions ghost Jun 2013 #5
Loryn Jun 2013 #6
onestepforward Jun 2013 #10
marions ghost Jun 2013 #7
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #9
onestepforward Jun 2013 #12
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2013 #13
AllenVanAllen Jun 2013 #14

Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 03:37 AM

1. CCR...



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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 07:42 AM

2. This one is kinda sweet.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 09:09 AM

3. So..we're talking a big ass moon?

Just trying to picture it correctly in my mind.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 12:33 PM

11. The biggest ass moon for this year!

Not again until August 2014

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 09:13 AM

4. No one can beat Ol' Blue Eyes:

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:03 AM

5. Don't really have a fave but this is nice:

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:08 AM

6. It was a beautiful moon last night too.

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Response to Loryn (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 12:30 PM

10. The moon was beautiful last night!

I kept going outside to look at it

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:14 AM

7. Another oldie



I like this Melbourne Australia version.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 12:00 PM

8. Moondance




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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 12:06 PM

9. Shame on the Moon

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 04:01 AM

12. Thanks for all the great moon songs!

I played them in my mind while walking tonight and looking at the moon.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 04:14 AM

13. Can't forget this classic!

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 04:20 AM

14. And there's this....







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