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Eyes to the sky for a ‘Supermoon' this weekend

Over the weekend, in a rare astronomical occurrence, the full moon will happen at almost the exact time as the moon's closest encounter with Earth in 2013, resulting in what is known as a perigee full moon, or a ‘Supermoon.'

At approximately 1:32 a.m. on Sunday morning, the moon will appear larger than usual, because that is the approximate time it is scheduled to turn full. Within an hour of that time, the moon will make its closest pass to Earth this year.

Astronomy website EarthSky.org says the moon will not be so close to the Earth again August 2014.

On May 6, 2012, a similar supermoon occurred. Viewers submitted photos to Hawaii News Now, which can be found attached to this story.

Astronomers say that the supermoon on Sunday will actually appear larger, or even more ‘super,' than the moon in 2012. We would like to invite our viewers to take even more creative photos of the moon and post them on our Facebook page. You can also post them on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #hnnsupermoon.

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