Super moon rising over St. John's

Deana Stokes Sullivan
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A huge moon can be seen rising over St. John's southside tonight as the orange glow of the sunset is reflected in the windows of homes on the hillside.— Photo by Deana Stokes Sullivan/The Telegram

The moon over St John's was pretty full Saturday night, in fact bigger than it's been all year.

It's explained on NASA's website. The full moon's full phase will occur at sunset Sunday shortly before it reaches perigee, the closes point to Earth in the Moon's orbit.

This occurs about every 14 months. Some people refer to it as a super moon.

There's more on NASA's website at http://1.usa.gov/19foRHk

Organizations: NASA

Geographic location: St. John's

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