Did you see the supermoon?

Did you see the supermoon?

The moon was last night at its closest to Earth during its elliptical orbit, and was expected to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal.

With the moon approaching perigee, night sky photographers set out to shoot the big, glowing satellite this weekend.

Supermoons, when the moon is closest to the earth and appears larger in the sky, typically occur a few times each year.

Even astronauts at the International Space Station had a chance to photograph the supermoon from a unique vantage point of 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth.




See you in January, Supermoon!

Regular observers of the full moon may notice the difference between a regular full moon and a supermoon, but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.

The very concept of a Super Moon is an embarrassment to everything else we call super: "Supernova, Supercollider, Superman, Super Mario Bros", the popular physicist said Sunday. A new moon is the first phase in the lunar cycle that occurs when the moon is in conjunction with the sun - but is not visible from Earth. The supermoon will reappear on the celestial stage on January 1 and 31, 2018, NASA said. With the total eclipse, it'll be a royal spectacle indeed: "a 'super blue blood" Moon.

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