The “Supermoon” of May 2012 illuminates star trails over a rapeseed field in the village of Hidegkut, Hungary. The image was captured by astrophotographer Tamas Ladanyi, also featured in the photo.
Credit: Tamas Ladanyi/ Astrophoto.hu/ TWAN
The so-called "Supermoon of 2012" illuminates this image of star trails over a field of flowers in this spectacular skywatching photo.
According to NASA officials, the orb appeared around 14 percent bigger than other full moons of 2012. These types of events occur when the moon reaches perigee—the closest point to the Earth. The moon was about 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from Earth at the time. The moon is usually about 230,000 miles (384,400 km) away from Earth.
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