`Supermoon` set to light up night sky this Sunday

Last Updated: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 04:40 hrs

The largest full moon this year, also known as the supermoon, will brighten the night sky this weekend.

On Sunday, at 7 am EDT, the moon will reach perigee - the point closest to earth in its orbit, a distance of 221,824 miles.

During Sunday's phenomenon, the moon will seem about 12.2 percent larger than it will look on January 16, 2014, when it will be at its farthest from the Earth during its apogee, Fox News reported.

Additionally, the near coincidence of Sunday's full moon with perigee will also result in a dramatically large range of high and low ocean tides. (ANI)

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