The Supermoon appears to be sinking into the atmosphere. The image was taken by André Kuipers from aboard the ISS on May 5, 2012.
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Supermoon over Manhattan
Credit: Gary Hershorn/Reuters
Seen from West Orange, New Jersey, the full moon hangs over the Manhattan skyline like a celestial clementine Sunday night. In general, the moon appears…Read More »
redder near the horizon, because its light is passing through more of our planet's thick atmosphere than when the moon is higher—the atmosphere tends to scatter blue light, letting mostly red wavelengths through. Less «
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Supermoon 2012 Rises Over Entiat: Tim McCord
Credit: Tim McCord
The supermoon of 2012 rises over Entiat, Wash., in this photo by skywatcher Tim McCord snapped on May 5, 2012.
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Supermoon 2012 Over Mumbai: Jatin Raval
Credit: Jatin Raval
Skywatcher Jatin Raval snapped this serene view of the 2012 supermoon, the full moon of may, between palm trees near Juhu Beach in Mumbai, India, on May 5, 2012.
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Supermoon and Space Needle
Credit: Quynh Ton/National Geographic Your Shot
While a treat for sky-watchers, the supermoon (pictured behind Seattle's Space Needle this weekend) on Saturday wasn't a rare event: The full moon coincides…Read More »
with lunar perigee about once a year, on average. And because the size of the moon's orbit varies slightly, each monthly perigee is not always the same distance from Earth.
March 2011, for example, saw the closest supermoon in two decades—a mere 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) from Earth. (See pictures of last year's supermoon.) Less «
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Supermoon 2012 Over Oahu: James Davidson
Credit: James Davidson
The supermoon of 2012 shines bright over Oahu, Hawaii as two skywatchers look on in this amazing view from observer James Davidson on May 5, 2012 during the May full moon.
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Supermoon 2012 from Woburn: Imelda Joson/Edwin Aguirre
Credit: Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre
Veteran astrophotographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre captured this view of the supermoon of 2012, the full moon of May, on May 5, 2012, from Woburn, Mass.
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Flattened moonbeams appear to look like liquid in this image of the supermoon. The image was taken by André Kuipers from aboard the ISS on May 5, 2012.
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Supermoon over Rio
Credit: Victor R. Caivano/AP
The golden disk of a full moon rests over a Rio de Janeiro shantytown on Sunday. No major effects on Earth have so far been linked to supermoons, the Adler…Read More »
Planetarium's Gyuk emphasized. "Supermoons have been happening for billions of years, and nothing particularly special occurs on these dates—except, of course, for a beautiful full moon." Less «
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Supermoon 2012 from Pisa, Italy: Giuseppe Petricca
Credit: Giuseppe Petricca
Skywatcher Giueseppe Petricca of Pisa, Italy, caught this view of the 2012 supermoon, the May full moon, rising just before sunset in Pisa, Italy on May…Read More »
5, 2012. Petricca used a NikonNikon P90 digital camera and ISO100. Less «
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Supermoon 2012 in Manchester, Wash.: Tonya Traylor
Credit: Tonya Traylor
The supermoon of 2012 shines bright in a cloud-spattered sky in this view from skywatcher Tonya Traylor from Manchester, Wash., on May 5, 2012.
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Blue Sky and Supermoon
The blue colours of our atmosphere are a beautiful contrast with the supermoon. The image was taken by André Kuipers from aboard the ISS on May 5, 2012.