PHOTOS: Supermoon Awes Sky Watchers Worldwide

By Mark Leberfinger, Staff Writer
August 13, 2014; 5:15 AM ET
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The Supermoon made its appearance right on schedule Sunday, Aug. 10, shining 30 percent brighter than the traditional full moon. Astronomy Facebook fans captured the moment around the world.

The perigee full Moon shone brighter in the sky at the same time as the Perseid meteor showers, which peak Aug. 11-13.

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Full moon in Slovenia. (Photo/Facebook fan Nataša Mihorič Pirc)

Supermoon seen through the clouds in Mandalay City, Myanmar. (Photo/Facebook fan Koko Chit)

Supermoon in Singapore. (Photo/Facebook fan Laurentcia Arlany)

Supermoon at 8:18 p.m. EDT from Amsterdam, New York. (Photo/Facebook fan Chris Loft)

Supermoon from Ginter Park, Richmond, Virginia. (Photo/Facebook fan Shutterbatte Photography)

Supermoon rising in Tuckerton, New Jersey. (Photo/Facebook fan Dorothy Abraham Rubinstein)

Supermoon from Sea Isle City, New Jersey. (Photo/Facebook fan Tim Barron)

And finally, Supermoon from the International Space Station by Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev.


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