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This weekend's full moon will be a supermoon

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EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -

The full moon that will be visible in the evening and night sky this weekend won't be just any ordinary full moon; rather, it will be a supermoon.

What's a supermoon you ask?  Quite simply, it is when the moon makes its closest approach to Earth during its elliptical orbit during the calendar year.  Since its closest distance occurs during a full moon this year, it is often referred to as a "perigee" full moon.

According to NASA, the perigee full moon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter in the night sky than it does at its furthest point from earth, which is known as an "apogee" moon.

Since we will have mainly clear skies in the forecast during the evening and nighttime hours, viewing the moon in East Texas will be clearly visible this weekend.

We would love to see your photos of this weekend's Supermoon.  To upload them to our See It, Snap It, Send It photo gallery, just use our KTRE weather app.  All you have to do is tap on the submit tab and take your photo.  Our weather app. makes it easier to upload photos and videos to our website than ever before.

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