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Supermoon Rises This Saturday

Want to see the Supermoon this weekend? Look up.

On Saturday, March 19, the moon's expected to be about 350,000 kilometers from the Earth,  -- the closest in 18 years, according to NASA. And while the moon's distance change is marginal, a "Supermoon" falling on a full-moon night has only happened 15 times in the last 400 years.

No need to run for the hills, get out of the city, or find a telescope, Dr. James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, says the Supermoon is not responsible for any recent weather disasters, won't cause any kind of natural disturbance, but will appear brighter and larger from pretty much anywhere during early Saturday evening through early Sunday morning. 

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Claire Lawton
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