Did you see the ‘supermoon’ over New Jersey last night?
Supermoon is not an official astronomical term, but it's what we call last night's spectacular view of lunar beauty. The official term sounds more like your latest Uber driver. It's officially called "perigee syzygy."
Last night was the first visible supermoon of the year. The other two occurred on a new moon. They call it a supermoon because it's shines 16 percent brighter and appears 7 percent larger than usual due to its closer proximity to earth on this orbit. Last nights' was the first of three consecutive supermoons.
The next two will be in early and late January. Luckily I have a good friend with a really good camera, so if you missed it, here's a close-up look! But the real beauty can't be captured on a picture. Walking around on one of these nights is the real treat. Amazing light late at night!
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