a full moon that purportedly looks larger than normal when it coincides with its closest approach to earth.
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What Word Makes a “Supermoon” SuperAnother supermoon is coming! Whether you think it’s up to the hype or not, this celestial event brings along some spectacular lunar activity and equally fun vocabulary. While the names of many moon phases are rich in folklore, the supermoon became “super” because of Richard Nolle – an astrologer with a flair for the dramatic. The prefix “super” is a Latin loanword meaning “above, beyond” and “moon” is derived …
Origin of supermoon
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