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Three nights of Supermoon this 2014

Redacción ViaNica | Jul 11, 2014

The full moon over Nicaragua. | Photographer: Róger Solórzano Canales

The moon will be seen larger and brighter on July 12th, August 10th and September 9th, if clouds don't get in the way.

The moon will appreciate in higher brightness and appear larger tha normal over Nicaraguan sky on this Saturday July 12 and the next dates: August 10 and September 9, when phenomenon known as "Supermoon " occurs, in which the full moon coincides with its greatest proximity to earth. This was announced by the Astronomical Observatory of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua.

"Enjoy the rising and setting of the moon, it will be very nice on the horizon," said the invitation of the university observatory. The phenomenon might go unnoticed for any clueless, but lovers of celestial events will have the chance to appreciate the moon around a 14% greater and 30% larger than normal.

This phenomenon is not unusual, it occurs for every 13 months and 18 days according to a statement from the U.S. space agency, but it is not always noticed and the public is not aware. Of course, you will be able to appreciate the Super Moon, even better in fields without artificial lighting and if the clouds proper of Nicargua's rainy season allows.

Translated by ViaNica Editorial