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Super Moon Photos from Around the World, July 2014

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Super Moon Photos from Around the World, July 2014

You may have noticed the moon looked bigger and brighter than usual this weekend. When the moon is full while its orbit is closest to Earth it’s known as a “supermoon,” creating an illusion of a dramatically large luminous sphere when viewed close to the horizon. This is what occurred over the weekend when the moon was at its fullest and still appeared brighter than normal. Check out stunning photos of this weekend’s supermoon (click to zoom): 

Supermoon rises over downtown Kansas City

The Supermoon rises over downtown Kansas City, Missouri July 12, 2014. (Dave Kaup—Reuters)

full perigee moon

A dazzling “supermoon,” also known as a full perigee moon, rises in the night sky to the right of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket and its Cygnus spacecraft payload on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Pad-0A of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

super moon

Astrophotographer Luis Figueroa sent in a photo of the supermoon on July 12, 2014, seen over the Manhattan Bridge in NYC.

Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick

The supermoon of July 12, 2014 shines bright over Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland, the site of an American Civil War battle. The July full moon sight occurred during 150th anniversary events commemorating the Civil War battle.

Moon's orbit of the Earth

The larger and brighter appearance of the Moon is caused by the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit of the Earth. Jem Garcia snapped this picture of the supermoon in the Philippines on Saturday night.

supermoon in pink in Ocean City

Heidi Bahnck snapped the supermoon in pink in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.

moon New York

The moon even loomed large the day before, on July 11, when this plane took off from New York.

supermoon rise over Dojran Lake

In Macedonia, a man watches the supermoon rise over Dojran Lake.

Super Moon Photos moon rises behind the historic Mount Wilson Observatory

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: The so-called Supermoon, or perigee moon, rises behind the historic Mount Wilson Observatory on July 12, 2014 at Mount Wilson in the Angeles National Forest northeast of Los Angeles, California.


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