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Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Supermoon and Other Moons That Are Super in Their Own Ways

Shrug off the supermoon.

Yes, it’s true that on Sunday and Monday nights the full moon will be at its closest to Earth in nearly 70 years. But to the casual observer, it probably won’t look much different from a regular full moon. Yet headlines heralding the event as some sort of don’t-miss spectacle are everywhere. The supermoon isn’t unique in being sensationalized. Several times every year some sort of catchy-named lunar activity grabs attention, whether warranted or not. That’s how we’ve ended up with must-see events like the blood moon, the black moon, the blue moon, the strawberry moon and the harvest moon, among others…

To read full article click on this link: The New York Times