2013supermoon
by Amanda Just
Categories: Events, Science.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, silly, it’s SUPERMOON! The 2013 Supermoon will be happening live in your skies on Sunday, June 23rd at 7AM EDT.

What is a Supermoon? It’s not a crime-fighting sphere of cheese as the name may have you envisioning, but rather it’s our old familiar moon, only much closer to Earth. This year, it will be 12.2% closer, to be precise. At 7:32AM, the moon will become completely full. Technically, the actual “fullness” of the moon only lasts a moment, but it appears full to a casual observer for a couple of days before and after the full moment has passed. Whether you’re armed with high-tech equipment or watching with naked eyes, it’ll be a great time for some moon-gazing!

If you can’t keep your eyes to the skies at that time, you can watch a free webcast of the Supermoon on Space.com later that day, at 9PM EDT.

Related on Ecorazzi: Four things to know about the Supermoon

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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