Supermoon Webcast by Space Camera

The biggest full moon of 2013 will rise into the night sky on Sunday, June 23, and you can watch the lunar event live online with the online skywatching website Slooh Space Camera. The Slooh Space Camera will offer a free webcast of the supermoon full moon at 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday (0100 June 24 GMT).

A so-called supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its full phase shortly at the same time as it makes its closest approach to Earth for the year. The moon reaches perigee, the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth, each month, but there is a 3-percent variance in the exact distance of lunar perigee distance throughout an entire year.

During Slooh's Sunday webcast, the website will provide live views of the moon from remotely operated telescopes at its Canary Islands observatory. You can follow the webcast live on, or directly from the Slooh Space Camera website, or the Slooh iPad App.

Astronomer Bob Berman of Astronomy Magazine will provide commentary alongside Slooh's webcast team for Sunday's event.

"This unusual perfect confluence of lunar perigee and full moon will create the highest tides of the year," Berman said. "We can expect expose-the-sand lows and lap-the-boardwalk highs on Sunday and especially Monday, since the oceans usually require a day to catch up with the behavior of the moon."

Photo credit: Steve Montalto

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June Moon names from different culture

Leaves Moon (Cree).
Horses̢۪ Moon (Celtic).
Ripe Berries (Dakota).
Hoer moon (Abernaki).
Lotus Moon (Chinese).
Windy Moon (Choctaw).
Summer moon (Kiowa).
Buffalo Moon (Omaha).
Leaf Moon (Assiniboine).
Corn Tassel Moon(Taos).
Blackberry moon (Greek).
Green grass Moon(Sioux).
Ripening Moon (Mohawk).
Turtle Moon (Potawatomi).
Making fat Moon (Lakota).

Hot weather moon (Ponca).
Leaf Dark Moon (San Juan).
Major Planting Moon (Hopi).
Planting Moon (Neo Pagan).
Fish Spoils Moon (Wishram).
Water melon Moon (Natchez).
Hot Weather moon (Arapaho).
Dyad Moon (Medieval English).
Strawberry Moon (Anishnaabe).
Dark green leaves Moon (Pueblo).
Summer Moon (Passamaquoddy).
Green Corn Moon, Flower Moon (Cherokee).
Mead Moon (Full Janic), Strawberry moon (Dark Janic).
Honey Moon, Hot Moon, Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon (Algonquin).
Other Moon names : Hay Moon, Aerra Litha Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Lovers Moon 

(The video above is a recording of the 2012 supermoon science. The live webcast for the 2013 supermoon of June 23 will be embedded at webcast time on Sunday, June 23.)

Responses to "Super Moon 2013: The biggest and brightest full moon of the year (Photos- Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    Hah, as a Ret. RN that has worked in the Emergency Room, I can Completely and with ALL Truthfulness say that Full and New Moons have 267% MORE ER Traffic than at any other time of the Moon month. Ask ANY Policeman/woman.. ask ANY `1st Responder, ask a Person that lives on a Farm.. the Livestock, especially Horses have a Lot more excess Energy during a Full Moon. Watch the news.. more WEIRD things are ALWAYS Reported.. more Violence, Fires, Strange ppl doing weird things.. ALL make the Headlines.. BUT During Full Moons and New Moons it's like someone stomped on the gas pedal!! It FIGURES that, of COURSE the Govt & paid for "Scientists" want us to believe what they say as Gospel. I, for one ( among Many Nurses) say Nope.. Full Moons DO have Effects on People.. the same as it does the Tides.. which I expect these same "Scientists" will try and Blow off..

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