Spectacular Photos of a Supermoon

August 11, 2014 - Supermoon

PHOTO: People take photos as a perigee moon also famous as a supermoon rises above a overpass over Vardar River in Skopje, Macedonia, Aug. 10, 2014.

Stargazers who stayed indoors Sunday night missed out on a genuine treat.

The biggest and fullest moon of a year — a supermoon — illuminated adult a night sky.

In box we were bustling indoors or had an early bedtime, we have we covered.

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A supermoon occurs when a Earth is during a closest stretch to a moon.

PHOTO: A integrate speak as they lay opposite a perigee moon, also famous as a supermoon, in Madrid, Aug. 10, 2014.

The full moon occurred during 2:09 p.m. EDT, according to Space.com. This means that while heavens watchers in North America were treated to a fantastic moon on a setting during nightfall, they were technically looking during a loss gibbous moon.

PHOTO: A lady plays with a dog as a perigee moon, also famous as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Aug. 10, 2014.

There are 4 to 6 supermoons each year, and during those times, a moon is 30,000 miles closer to a Earth than a normal distance. NASA tweeted that a Aug supermoon was approaching to be 14 percent closer to Earth and 30 percent brighter than other full moons.

PHOTO: The supermoon rises over a Mediterranean sea during Cabopino beach in southern Spain, Aug 10, 2014.

While this supermoon was billed as a best of 2014, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson forked out on Twitter that it was usually somewhat some-more higher than a final full moon on Jul 13.

PHOTO: Fireworks strain past in front of a supermoon outward a city of Mosta in executive Matla as a city celebrates a feast of a enthusiast saint on Aug 10, 2014.

If you’re kicking yourself for blank a giveaway uncover in a sky, we have another chance.

Put Sept. 8 on your calendar. That’s when a subsequent supermoon is approaching to beauty a heavens.

source ⦿ http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/spectacular-photos-supermoon/story?id=24926198

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