Astronomers were predicting that Saturday’s Super Moon would be even more super than usual.
The clouds made it hard to see it from the Philadelphia area. Were you able to see it?
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This Super Moon (a phrase coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979) appears especially large because the moment of perigee—when the moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly rotation—will coincide with the appearance of a perfectly full moon, Smithsonian points out. During last year’s Super Moon on March 19, 2011, for comparison, the perigee and full moon were 50 minutes apart.