'Supermoon' Photos from Around the World: March 19, 2011

Moon for the Trees

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.

Spectacular Supermoon


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!"

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.

Supermoon and Regular Sun

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 same time the sun sets to the left over the Pacific Ocean.

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