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Supermoon & Tiger Census

The third supermoon of the year is upon us and this one is even going to be a minor lunar eclipse.

A supermoon occurs when the moon, while circling its orbit is closest to the Earth. Hence the giant sized moon. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. When the Moon appears at its biggest it will be just 356,400km (221,457 miles) away, compared to its usual distance from Earth of 384,000km (238,606 miles). Read More Supermoon & Tiger Census »