Super 2014

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Astronomers say we can expect five supermoons in the upcoming year with one ringing in the New Year on January 1.

    January 1 will see one of two supermoons to occur the first month of 2014 and the first of five that will take place by the end of the calendar year.  The second supermoon will occur on January 30.  But on both days, it will be in the new phase so very few people will actually be able to see it.  Despite what most of us might think, the moon doesn’t have to be full to be super.  The term refers to any moon at or within 90% of its closest approach to Earth.  However, we are in luck with the other three in 2014, because they are full.