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Breathtaking Photographs of the Supermoon


A perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system or “supermoon” is a full or new moon that coincides with a close approach by the Moon to the Earth. The Moon’s distance varies each month between approximately 357,000 kilometers (222,000 mi) and 406,000 km (252,000 mi) due to its elliptical orbit around the Earth (distances given are center-to-center).

The latest supermoon occurred on March 19th, and photographers didn’t pass up the chance to snap some extraordinary photographs.

  • Wowed by this. My taken photos of Supermoon is not this huge.

  • Wowed by this. My taken photos of Supermoon is not this huge

  • Pi2infinity

    #8 is faked. The moon isn’t oriented correctly. Compare Mare Crisium (the single circular dark spot closest to what appears to be the “top” of the moon) in all the other photos with a horizon to the moon in #8. Notice that the dark spot is now on the left, facing the bridge.

    Whoever tried to pass this off as an authentic photo didn’t do their research– “north” and “south” on celestial bodies tend to line up approximately with the horizon when viewed from a spot on Earth not near the poles. The moon in #8 comes from a photo whose author had the common sense to rotate the image of the moon to have its north pointing up. Again, this is not how the moon normally appears close to a horizon when it is setting or rising.