omg! Inside Fort Bend 08/13/14

Moon closer to earth, not bigger
Look down, look up, it’s super moon!

moonChances are Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the moon couldn’t be seen this past Sunday, August 10, when the super moon cast its light from up above.  This is an occurrence when the moon comes closest to the earth.

According to scientists, the super moon takes place when the moon is closer to our planet more than usual, and the effect is most noticeable when it happens at the same time as a full moon.  When the full moon occurs on the perigee side of their orbit (the side closer to the earth), it seems extra big and bright, and that is what makes that kind of moon known as an extra super moon, like Sunday’s.

This month’s event is part of a 2014 super moon trio with the first taking place on July 12th, the second this past Sunday, and the last one this year will happen on Sept 9th.

So when you look up at the skies next month, maybe there will be a plane or an eagle, but supermoon will surely be in the horizon!

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