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Amazing Full Moon & 3 Dazzling Planets of May 2013 (Photos)

Moon Over Big Sur, CA

David Lang

Astrophotographer David Lang sent in a shot a photo of the moon taken in Big Sur, CA, May 24, 2013.

Penumbral Eclipse, May 25, 2013

Lauren Alyssa Padilla

Astrophotographer Lauren Alyssa Padilla sent in a photo of the moon in the penumbral eclipse, May 25, 2013, in North Carolina.

Moon of Alpena, MI

Preston Donakowski

Preston Donakowski of Alpena, MI, sent in a photo of the moon taken May 25, 2013.

Moon Photographed by Alexandru Buruntia

Alexandru Buruntia

Astrophotographer Alexandru Buruntia of Bucahrest, Romania, sent in a photo of the moon on May 24, 2013.

Moonset Over Hawaii

Kalani Pokipala

The moon sets over the south shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, in this photo sent in by Kalani Pokipala taken May 25, 2013.

The Moon Over Gouda, The Netherlands

Michel Elsenbroek/Anno Nu Media

Michel Elsenbroek sent in a photo of the supermoon over Gouda, The Netherlands, taken May 24, 2013.

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Humans at Griffith Observatory

Zane DuMont

Astrophotographer Zane DuMont sent in a photo of Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter taken May 26, 2013, at Griffith Observatory. Zane writes: "I don't usually shoot space photos so I added the human element to it."

Moon and Plane in the Phillipines

Raven Yu

Astrophotographer Raven Yu sent in this photo of the moon and an airplane, taken in Marikina City, Philippines, May 24, 2013. Raven writes: "I was taking a photo of the moon around sunset when a plane flew through. I didn't even notice it with my naked eyes because I was busy looking at the camera's live viewfinder. It was a lucky shot, indeed. Getting a picture of a plane crossing the moon is something that I've wanted to do for a long time, and so far this image is the closest thing to that wish."

Triple Conjunction of May 25, 2013, in Washington, DC

Jackson Pharris

Venus, Jupiter and Mercury float over the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, in this photo sent in by astrophotographer Jackson Pharris, taken May 25, 2013.

Amazing Supermoon of May 2013 Seen in Wauconda, IL

Dirk Leahy

Astrophotographer Dirk Leahy sent in his photo of the moon taken May 24, 2013, in Wauconda, IL.

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