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The Blue Moon and Full Moon of 2012 (Photos)

August 2012 Full Moon Seen in Hawaii

Kalani Pokipala

Night sky watcher Kalani Pokipala sent this image of the full moon from Honolulu, HI, taken August 2, 2012. Pokipala writes: "All is well and still in Hawaii. Aloha!"

Squashed Full Moon of Aug. 1, 2012

NASA

The Aug. 1, 2012, full moon appears squashed due to distortions by Earth's atmosphere in this photo by an astronaut on the International Space Station.

August Moon Pics: George Garcia

George Garcia

Photographer George Garcia caught this view of an airplane flying in front of the full moon on Aug. 1, 2012, from Montebello, Calif.

August 2012 Full Moon Seen in Hawaii

Kalani Pokipala

Night sky watcher Kalani Pokipala sent this image of the full moon from Honolulu, HI, taken August 2, 2012. Pokipala writes: "All is well and still in Hawaii. Aloha!"

first full moon august skywatching

VegaStar Carpentier

The first of two full moons in August rises over Paris, France in this night sky photo. Astrophotographer VegaStar Carpentier took this photo Aug. 1, 2012 from Paris, France using a Canon EOS 1000D.

August 2012 Full Moon over New York State

Ryan Lorey/Fulton County & Beyond

Night sky watcher Ryan Lorey sent in this photo of the full moon taken August 2, 2012, over Gloversville, NY.

August 2012 Full Moon Seen by Bernadette Flora

Bernadette Flora

Night sky watcher Bernadette Flora sent in this photo of the full moon taken on August 2, 2012, from her location in San Bernadino, CA.

August 2012 Full Moon over New York State

Ryan Lorey/Fulton County & Beyond

Night sky watcher Ryan Lorey sent in this photo of the full moon taken August 2, 2012, over Gloversville, NY.

Perseid Meteor with the Moon, Venus and Jupiter

Robb Rosenfeld

Night sky watcher Robb Rosenfeld took this photograph of a Perseid meteor with Venus, Jupiter, and the moon. He took the photos on August 12, 2012, in Joshua Tree National Park, located in southern California east of Los Angeles.

Moon, Saturn, Mars, Spica and Smoke

Maxim Senin

Night sky watcher Maxim Senin took this photo of Saturn, Mars, Spica and the moon from Signal Hill, CA, on August 20, 2012. The foreground object is an artwork that emits a cloud of steam on the hour.

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