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Supermoon To Occur Sunday Morning

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(The "supermoon" is seen from Mexico city on 05 May 2012. Credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/GettyImages)

(The “supermoon” is seen from Mexico city on 05 May 2012. Credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/GettyImages)

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By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you look into the sky Sunday morning the moon is going to look a lot different.

It’s not a bird or a plane, it’s a supermoon.

“A supermoon is when the moon will come to its closest point in its orbit around the earth for the entire year,” says Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute.

The moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal as it swings closer to Earth than usual.

A lot of the folks I caught up with say they never heard of this occurrence, but now they are looking forward to it.

“I haven’t heard of it before but I’m going to try and stay awake and see it,” said one local.

The supermoon will be at its closest to earth at 7 a.m. on Sunday.

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