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According to meteorologist Joe Rao, besides moon's perigee coinciding with full moon this month, this perigee will be the nearest to Earth of any this year, as the distance of the moon's close approach differs by about 3 percent.
Then I looked over the sea at the perigee (from the Greek perigeios, meaning close to earth) moon, closer to Earth than it had been for 19 years.
Perigee Books has published a "Quote Acrostic" puzzle collection by Charles Preston of LATS.
White, former fashion director of Talk magazine and author of Stylenoir: The First How-to Guide to Fashion Written With Black Women in Mind (Perigee, $15).
Meanwhile, a supermoon occurs when a full moon occurs at or near the perigee - its closes point to Earth.
New moon on May 15, lunar perigee on May 17 and full moon on May 29 could contribute to unseasonable cold and to unstable meteorological conditions.
Supermoons refer to a full moon that appears roughly at the same time of the point of the lunar orbit that is closest to Earth, known as perigee. The boost in proximity can give the illusion of a ( larger and brighter moon - up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter.
Coincidentally, it will also have reached the point in its orbit that is closest to the Earth, known as "perigee".
It was almost at the very moment of fullness, and very nearly at maximum perigee. The media was calling it the "supermoon." To me it looked considerably brighter than I remember (though months of cloudy Oregon weather may have dimmed my memory).
Ballydoyle's hopes for the English, French and Irish 2,000 Guineas were dealt a blow at The Curragh when Perigee Moon finished sixth of seven in yesterday's Group 3 Gladness Stakes, and Black Minnaloushe proved no match for Lethal Agenda in Saturday's Loughbrown Stakes.
The new moon on July 12 (followed by perigee on July 13) and full moon on July 27 may increase the chance of tornadoes in the South and Midwest and the landing of a hurricane in the Gulf region near those dates.
The moon is approaching its closest position to the Earth as it approaches the point in its orbit called perigee. It's also reaching the point in its phase where it will be full.