The Largest and Fullest Moon of 2013 During EDC Vegas

We’re a month away from arriving in Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 and the excitement continues to build. One of the many highlights that EDC Vegas has over other festivals is the fact that it goes from sunset to sunrise. This year will be even crazier with the largest and fullest moon of 2013 occurring the weekend we’ll all be there partying.

A full moon always seems to change the way we all react and brings out the crazies! As if there was any extra need for going crazy.

This year’s closest and largest full moon will occur on June 23 at precisely 11:32 Universal Time. At United States’ time zones, that means the moon will turn full on June 23 at 7:32 a.m. EDT, 6:32 a.m. CDT, 5:32 a.m. MDT and 4:32 a.m. PDT. We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigeedescribes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. Two years ago, when the closest and largest full moon fell on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard before: supermoon. Last year, we heard this term again to describe the year’s closest full moon on May 6, 2012.


Don’t be alarmed if you see people in the fields of Cosmic Meadow howling at the moon!


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