A look at full moon of March 19, 2011 over Grand Rapids, Michigan in this photo taken by skywatcher Susan Wagener.
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Supermoon: Washington, D.C.
Credit: Sandy Adams
Photographer Sandy Adams snapped this great view of the "supermoon" full moon of March 19, 2011 rising over Washington, D.C.
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U.S. Capitol Meet the Supermoon
Credit: Sandy Adams
Photographer Sandy Adams snapped this great view of the "supermoon" full moon of March 19, 2011 over Washington, D.C.
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Full Moon Over Amman, Jordan
Credit: Ahlam Zayed
In Amman, Jordan, skywatcher Ahlam Zayed snapped this photo of the March 19 full moon, the so-called "supermoon" of 2011.
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Credit: Abbe Arenson
This view of the "supermoon" full moon of March 19, 2011 was taken by skywatcher Abbe Arenson of Sanford, Fla.
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La Luna En Hermosillo
Credit: Omar Mendoza
The supermoon full moon of March 19, 2011 rises over the city of Hermosillo, Sonora in Mexico in this photo taken by skywatcher Omar Mendoza.
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The Strong Tide
Credit: John Bellm
Photographer John Bellm snapped this view of the full moon rising north of Carolina Beach, NC on the Intracoastal Waterway on March 19, 2011 during a supermoon…Read More »
event - while th emoon was at perigee, its closest to Earth in more than 18 years. Less «
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Full Moon, Close Up
Credit: Phillip Jones
Skywatcher Phillip Jones took this photo of the full moon on March 19, 2011 from Frisco, Texas.
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The Moon Has a Ring
Credit: Khartini Musbi in Malaysia
Skywatcher Khartini Musbi caught a stunning ring around the full moon - an atmospheric effect - while moon watching from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in Malaysia during the March 19, 2011 supermoon.
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Moon for the Trees
Credit: Brad Ervin
The full moon rises behind some trees in this photo taken by skywatcher Brad Ervin in Bruswick, Georgia on March 19, 2011, when the moon was closer to Earth than it had been in 18 years.
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Astronaut Paolo Nespoli took this image of the moon aboard the International Space Station on March 20, 2011, and wrote, "#Supermoon was spectacular from here!"
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Supermoon as Seen Aboard the International Space Station
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli took this photo of the "supermoon" aboard the International Space Station on March 20, 2011.
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Supermoon and Regular Sun
Credit: G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)/ESO
This panoramic photograph captures the so-called "supermoon" as seen from Cerro Paranal in Chile, home of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), rising at the…Read More »
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