August's Full Supermoon
August was the first of 3 full Supermoons in 2015. A Supermoon happens when the moon is the closet to earth during its orbit. The unique event happens when the moon is the closest to the earth and is a full moon at the same time. September and October of 2015 will also have full supermoons but only the one during September will also have a lunar eclipse. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/dates-of-next-lunar-and-solar-eclipses

August's Full Supermoon

August was the first of 3 full Supermoons in 2015. A Supermoon happens when the moon is the closet to earth during its orbit. The unique event happens when the moon is the closest to the earth and is a full moon at the same time. September and October of 2015 will also have full supermoons but only the one during September will also have a lunar eclipse.
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/dates-of-next-lunar-and-solar-eclipses

 

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