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It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Supermoon! Rare Lunar Event Tonight
A rare, beautiful, super-sized, full moon will rise tonight as the celestial object arrives at its closest point to the Earth since 1993. Called a "perigee moon," la bella luna will be the biggest in nearly 20 years, however Los Angeles may be deprived a stellar viewing experience thanks to the rain and clouds in the forecast.
"Perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons that occur on the apogee side of the moon's orbit," says NASA. A "moon illusion," not fully understood by astronomers, makes "low-hanging moons seem unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects."