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  1. What Words Make a “Supermoon” Super?

    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. What does supermoon mean? The prefix super is a Latin loanword meaning “above, beyond” and moon is derived from the Old English …