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SECOND CUP: The Supermoon

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Posted at 7:28 AM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-04 09:36:44-05
MIDWAY, FL - The moon is putting on a big show in the sky overnight.
It's the phenomenon called "Supermoon", meaning the moon looks much bigger and brighter.
 
It happens when the moon becomes full on the same day when it's orbit is closest to earth.
 
The Supermoon, although it might seem like a rare occurrence, happens more often then we think. The last Supermoon actually took place just last month and they typically come around once every 13 months.
 
What makes this particular Supermoon so special? It's the brightest one we've seen in nearly 70 years.
 
According to astronomers, the moon will turn full exactly at 8:52 a.m. on Monday.
 
The Sunrise Crew also tested their knowledge about these Supermoons.
 
Meteorologist Alex Cordero obviously has a better shot at this then Christine or Malcolm because he has a Meteorology degree.
 
PICTURES FROM THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT ARE BELOW:

Patrick Lightcap sent us this gorgeous picture of tonight's Supermoon as it puts on a show for Madison, Fla.

He said around 6:25 p.m. on Monday, the moon finally made it's appearance.

April Edmonds sent us her picture of the Supermoon, and as you can see, it's dazzling.