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The super moon in fantastic photos

by | 6th, May 2012

DID you see the super moon, the brightest full moon of the year? The moon’s eliptical orbit means that at times it is closer to the Earth. The moon is, on average, 237,000 miles from earth. Tonight that gap is 221,802 miles. Did you see it?

(It’s all an optical illusion, of course. The real moon is in Hollywood studio and is used for propaganda purposes.)




The moon, a “supermoon”, rises over the Capitol dome in Washington

A “supermoon” is seen above the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth


A fisherman casts a line from a jetty as the “supermoon” appears over the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, May 5, 2012, near Bal Harbour, Fla.


The “supermoon” appears behind the Mare shanty town complex in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012.

A bird a bird flies past a “supermoon” , seen from Edinburgh, as the satellite is expected to appear in its biggest and brightest form this year.

The full moon rises behind Kosovo’s capital heating plant chimney on Saturday, May 5, 2012. On Saturday, the moon will be a “supermoon” or perigee moon as the moon is at it’s closest approach to the earth. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )

The full moon rises behind Statue of Liberty replica atop of a hotel in Kosovo’s capital Pristina on Saturday, May 5, 2012. On Saturday, the moon will be a “supermoon” or perigee moon as the moon is at it’s closest approach to the earth. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )

The full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece, while tourists watch, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Saturday’s event is a “supermoon,” the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

The full moon rises behind statues of angels fixed at the St. Isaak’s Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Saturday’s event is a “supermoon,” the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

The full moon rises behind a steeple with crosses of an Orthodox church in the town of Novogrudok, 150 km (93 miles) west of Minsk, Belarus, late Saturday, May 5, 2012. Today is the biggest of full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece, while tourists watch, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Saturday’s event is a “supermoon,” the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)



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