Mar 21, 2011

‘Supermoon’ Phenomenon: The Largest Full Moon In More Than 18 Years

supermoon03 The largest full moon in more than 18 years – a so-called "supermoon" – did not disappoint eager skywatchers around the world Saturday when it rose, big and bright, into Earth's night sky.

The full moon of March was 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) on Saturday, March 19 just 50 minutes after it hit its full phase, making it the biggest and brightest full moon since 1993. The "supermoon" phenomenon occurred because the moon was in its full phase and just 50 minutes past perigee – the point of its orbit that brings it closer to Earth. (source: space.com)

Did you miss it? No problem. Taken mostly from Flickr photographers from all around the world, here are ten of the best supermoon photos we've seen.

supermoon01 photo credit: NASA

supermoon02 photo credit: Flickr

supermoon03 photo credit: Flickr

Super Full Moon photo credit: Flickr

supermoon05 photo credit: Flickr

supermoon06 photo credit: Flickr

supermoon07 photo credit: Flickr

supermoon08 photo credit: Dmitry Benbau

supermoon09 photo credit: link

supermoon10 photo credit: link


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I never thought that super moon looks so great and fabulous as captured above!

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