Supermoon 2014: Extra large full moon lights up sky for third of 5 times in 2014

CLEVELAND - Our third "supermoon" of the year will lit up the sky Friday night. What is a supermoon? It's a full moon...on steroids.

When the moon is closer in its orbit to the earth, and it happens to be a full moon, then you get a supermoon. A moon that is up to 14 percent larger and up to 30 percent brighter than the average full moon.

The moon will technically be full at 7:25 a.m. Saturday. But, it was certainly be big enough for all of us to enjoy Friday night and even Saturday night.

This is the third supermoon of the year. There will be a total of five in 2014. The first two were in January. The next two will be on Aug. 10 and Sept. 9. The August full moon will be the closest full moon this year, with the distance separating the Earth and moon at only 222,000 miles.

Native Americans refer to July's full moon as the Thunder Moon, The Buck Moon of the Hay Moon.

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