Super moon and puny moon

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By aaron

A super moon is the brightest full moon of the year. It is brighter because it occurs when the moon is at the stage in its orbit where it is closest to Earth. The technical name for a super moon is perigee syzygy.

The opposite of the super moon is the micromoon, sometimes called the puny moon, which is the dimmest full moon of the year. The technical name for this is the apogee syzygy.

A supermoon appears roughly 14% larger in diameter than a puny moon.

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