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Supermoons of 2014

Supermoon is not a different kind of moon. It is same moon but slightly closer to the earth. This is the reason moon appears larger than its normal size and intensity of its brightness is also increased.

2014 is unique year in terms of supermoons. 2014 has a total of 5 supermoons. Out of these 5 supermoons two were in January of this year, one was in July, another one was on 10th of august and one last supermoon of this year is in September.

Months with dates for supermoon is given in table below.

Name Date
January 1
January 30
July 12
August 10
September 9

According to NASA:

Supermoon can appear as much as 14% larger in the sky and 30% brighter to our eyes than at minimum size and brightness.

Here are some photos of supermoon:

(August 10, 2014) Bill Damon/Flikr

(August 10, 2014) Bill Damon/Flikr

Robert S. Donovan/Flikr

(July 12, 2014) Cool-Rock/Flikr

(March 19, 2011) Halfrain/Flikr

(August, 2014) Ingrid Taylar/Flikr

(June, 2013) Jacob W. Frank/Flikr

Supermoon behind cresent of minaret Faisal Mosque, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Anjum Naveed/Associated Press