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Supermoon 2012 Photos: Big Full Moon Views from Around the World

Supermoon 2012 Over Kansas City: Cindy Hiles

Cindy Hiles

Photographer Cindy Hiles took this photo of the 2012 supermoon, the full moon of May, over the Liberty Memorial of the World War I museum in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 5, 2012.

Supermoon Rising over Nipomo, CA

Shawn Vasquez

Shawn Vasquez caught the supermoon on May 5, 2012, from a vantage point in Nipomo, California. Nipomo lies about 10 miles south of Pismo Beach

Supermoon over Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

Iain Spowart

Skywatcher Iain Spowart caught the supermoon over Linlithgow Palace, Scotland on May 5, 2012. He writes: " ... the streak in the sky is a Chinese Lantern which someone had let off — would have been nice if it was a meteor but I can only dream."

Supermoon and Fireball over Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto snapped this photo of the supermoon plus a bonus fireball over Costa Adeje, Tenerife on May 5, 2012.

Supermoon over Tenerife

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto took this photo of the supermoon in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, on May 5, 2012.

Supermoon over Tenerife Buildings

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto took this photo of the supermoon over buildings in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, on May 5, 2012.

Supermoon over Bath, Ontario, Canada

Matt Molloy

Matt Molloy caught the supermoon over Bath, Ontario, Canada, on May 5, 2012.

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