Moon of the Week: Supermoon

The supermoon is Millennial's choice for moon of the week.

Moon of the Week: Supermoon

A supermoon occurs when a full moon is closest to the earth in its orbit, appearing larger than ordinary. On average, the moon is 238,000 miles from earth, but when it comes closer than 223,694 miles, it is considered a supermoon.

Astrologer, Richard Nolle, coined the term “supermoon” over 30 years ago. Oddly enough, the term has only come into popular use in recent years. In 2014, two occurrences were predicted, the first took place on August 10th, the second is expected to happen around September 28th.

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Written by Andrew Garrison

Andrew is a graduate of McDaniel College (’13). He is also an aspiring writer and stand-up comedian. He believes that if you are passionate about something, you should go for it! Life is too short for question marks, live life to the fullest while exploring your dreams and see what happens! Andrew presently lives in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

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