A supermoon, or perigean full moon, is a term used for a time when the moon most closely coincides with perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. In other words, the moon will appear bigger than normal because of its proximity to Earth.
This year, there will be a total of five supermoons, the two new moons of January and the full moons of July, August, and September. The next supermoon, on August 10 is predicted to be the largest (closest to Earth) of all of 2014s supermoons.
Other than a beautiful view, the supermoon will bring more extreme tides, higher highs and lower lows. Some theories also suggest that these supermoons will affect our sleep and emotions. While the intensified emotions may seem negative, we can use this time to intensify our positive energies. Joy, love and happiness can also be stronger. Let us use this supermoon to make focus on the good and make positive changes.
While you’re outside enjoying the view, sneak a peek at the Perseid Meteor Shower. With its peak occurring on August 12 and 13, the supermoon may block out some of the meteors, but in a dark enough area, viewers may still catch some of the shower’s beauty.