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Super Moon this weekend

The full moon on Saturday night will be closer to the earth than it's been all year, so will appear larger than usual.
Make sure you look up this Saturday night into early Sunday morning because there will be something special in the skies.

It's a phenomenon known as the "super moon".

NASA research scientist, Noah Petro, visited CBS47 This Morning via satellite to talk about what makes it special.

Petro says the moon will look larger than normal. "Just after sunset, Saturday night into Sunday morning, the full moon that we'll have will be the closest full moon of the year, so it will appear slightly larger in the sky," said Petro.

Petro says there will be a slight affect on ocean tides but nothing unusual will occur because of the super moon.

The moon will look the largest as it rises in the east Saturday evening about 8:20 p.m. and sets in the west Sunday morning around 4:40 a.m.
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