Incredible Views of the Supermoon


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This past Saturday night (May 5th, 2012) was your chance to see the moon bigger and brighter than ever, ever being defined as over the course of the last year. On this night, the moon was the closest to Earth it will be for the next 12 months. This is due to the moon’s elliptical orbit around our planet with one side of the orbit, the “perigee” side being roughly 31,000 miles closer than the “apogee” side of the orbit. NASA estimates that the moon was 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal on this night. Below are a selection of photos taken of the “supermoon” on Flickr.

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (4)source: donkiyoti

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (6)source: john-spade

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (8)source: flopper

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (7)source: liem

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (5)source: jasbond007

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (2)source: architecture geek

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (1)source: neeravbhatt

Incredible Views of the Supermoon (3)source: sanne flicks

via: twistedsifter

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