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There’s a Supermoon rising over NYC this weekend

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — Our first supermoon of 2014 will be making its appearance in the night sky this weekend.

Supermoons are the biggest and brightest moons of the year.

They usually happen in the summertime, on nights when full moons coincide with the perigee, or point where the moon is closest to the earth in its orbit.

This weekend will be our first supermoon, then our biggest on August 10, and our last supermoon on September 9.

Supermoons are not so uncommon — our perigee comes about every 13 months.

Last year, there were three supermoons as well.

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