Gorgeous 'super moon' lights up the sky

Gorgeous 'super moon' lights up the sky

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Gorgeous 'super moon' lights up the sky

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 11:00 PM

SEATTLE - Skies were clear Monday so people in the Northwest got to see the gorgeous "super moon."

EarthSky says astronomers will call this moon the perigee moon - the moon's closest point to Earth for this monthly orbit - but everyone else will call it a super moon.

The full moon falls Monday at 11:16 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, one day after July’s lunar perigee.

This super moon won’t be as “super” as the supermoon in June. Skygazers took some incredible photos of last month's super moon.

EarthSky says in North America, the July full moon is often called the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon because at this time of year, buck deer grow velvety antlers, thunderstorms rage and farmers put hay into their barns.

Remember to send us your super moon pictures - on Facebook or on our Your News page.

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