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Supermoon over Nevada County

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This weekend’s full moon, which rose on Sunday night, marks the first and last “supermoon” of 2017. Supermoons occur when a point in the full moon’s orbit is closest to the earth, making the moon appear larger and brighter than usual.

This weekend's full moon, which rose on Sunday night, marks the first and last "supermoon" of 2017. Supermoons occur when a point in the full moon's orbit is closest to the earth, making the moon appear larger and brighter than usual.