METEOR SHOWER, SUPERMOON TO COINCIDE SUNDAY NIGHT

 <span class=meta>(Wally Pacholka / AP)</span>
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Astronomy enthusiasts will be in for a special treat Sunday night as a meteor shower and rare supermoon will be illuminating the night's sky.

The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event, with nearly 100 shooting stars passing through the sky each hour. The supermoon though is fairly rare. Supermoons happen when the moon orbits 30,000 miles closer to Earth, making it appear significantly brighter and larger. Sunday's supermoon will be the largest of 2014 alone.

The supermoon will peak early Sunday evening and the meteor shower will be brightest early morning around 2 a.m. No binoculars or telescopes are required to catch the event, just step on outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the cosmos.

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