Saturday Will See an Appearance of “Supermoon”



It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Supermoon. This Saturday, the full moon will look larger than life.

While we may like to think this supermoon is caused by some romantic lassoing it down for his girl like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, that is not the case. The real reason is the moon’s elliptical orbit. On Saturday, the moon will not only be full but on the part of its orbit closest to us on Earth. In addition to appearing bigger, the moon will shine brighter too.

If you fail to take advantage of the romance of the supermoon on Saturday, don’t worry. It’ll make two more appearances this summer on August 10 and September 9.


Photo via: Marcoaliaslama



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Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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