Supermoon 2014

People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon. Known to scientists as a perigee moon, Earth's neighbor appears at its largest and brightest compared to other full moons when it orbits closer to our planet. It can even be seen during the daytime.

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Opening text from the AP story, LUNAR SHOW ILLUMINATES WORLD'S SKIES. To license this story or other AP news, contact us.

 

 

Lead Image Caption: A man walks against the perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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