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A supermoon graces the sky over the Cosumnes River Preserve near Thonrton early Monday morning. Due to its slight elliptical orbit, the moon is at times closer or farther away from the earth. When its closest approach, know as it’s perigee, coincides with a full moon it is what’s known as a supermoon. Supermoons occur on average once ever 14 months. Monday’s supermoon was its closest its been since Jan. 26, 1948. It was 221,524 mile from earth compared with the average distance of 238,900 miles. Another supermoon this close won’t happen until Nov. 24, 2034. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD

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