The Supermoon

  • The Supermoon rises over Table Rock in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, June 22, . (Kyle Green/Idaho StatesmanMCT)
  • This photo provided by NASA shows a Supermoon rising behind the Washington Monument, in Washington D.C., on June 23, 2013. This year, the Supermoon is up to 13.5% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon is. This is a result of the Moon reaching its perigree - the closest that it gets to the Earth during the course of its orbit. During perigree on June 23,  the Moon was about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles, which is the moon's furthest distance from the Earth. AFP PHOTO/NASA/Bill Ingalls./AFP/Getty Images
  • The Supermoon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, as tourists enjoy the sunset in Cape Sounion, Greece, June 22, 2013. The moon reached its full stage on Sunday, 6/23 REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (
  • A Supermoon rises in the Judean Desert in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. This Supermoon, also known as the "perigee" full moon, appears about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon, according to NASA scientists. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
  • A rising moon is seen over the city of Rome on June 23, 2013. The full moon at perigee is called a Supermoon, and is the largest and closest full moon of the year as it appears 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal. .AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
  • Camels wander under the Supermoon as it rises over the "Judean Desert" in the West Bank, June 23, 2013. It is also known as the "perigee" full moon. It appears about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon, according to NASA scientists. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
  • A supermoon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion in Greece, June 23, 2013. A perigee moon coincides with a full moon, creating a Supermoon when it passes by the earth at its closest point this year  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
  • The Supermoon is seen over the city of Rome on June 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Supermoon is seen with the Epcot center geodesic sphere in the foreground on June 23, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. A Supermoon will not occur again until August 10, 2014. David Roark/Disney Parks via Getty Images
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