MIAMI (CBSMiami) – They are among the biggest and brightest making for one heck of a show.
Once again, supermoons will be seen around South Florida and the world.
The first of three of the supermoons, according to Earthsky.org that will be visible is scheduled for July 12.
Experts say there are more of them, a total of five this year, but only three will be visible during the months of July, August and September.
The other two happening during what is known as the new moon phase which is when the moon is not visible on Earth.
A supermoon occurs when the moon makes its closest approach to the planet during its orbit. It is a time known as the moon’s perigree.
Saturday’s full moon is also known as the Buck Moon or Thunder Moon and it will be 30,000 miles closer to Earth.
The largest of the supermoons in 2014 will be August 10.
The largest supermoons happen approximately every 412 days, or every 14th full moon.
2014 supermoon schedule:
Full moon of July 12 at 7:25 a.m. ET
Full moon of August 10 at 2:09 p.m. ET
Full moon of September 9 at 9:38 p.m. ET
Send your pics of the supermoon to firstname.lastname@example.org. The best times to capture pictures will be when the moon is rising and setting.
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