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The Moon Hasn't Been This Close Since 1948

Supermoon will be at its brightest early Monday

(Newser) - The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. It will reach its zenith in Asia and the... More »

There Hasn't Been a Supermoon Like This in 70 Years

Don't forget to look up Sunday night

(Newser) - Not since 1948—and not again till Nov. 25, 2034—has there been such a celestial happening, and it's one that ScienceAlert says is the "one astronomical event" you have to see this year. It's kind of a super supermoon, and many can first catch it Sunday... More »

Here's How the World Saw the Supermoon Eclipse

Apocalypse fails to arrive during celestial event

(Newser) - Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon Sunday night. It was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033. When a full moon makes its closest approach to... More »

4 NASA Tips for Taking Photos of Lunar Eclipse

NASA's senior photographer Bill Ingalls spills his secrets

(Newser) - Want people to be wowed by your photos of today's extra special supermoon eclipse—the last one until 2033? NASA does too, which is why its senior photographer Bill Ingalls is sharing a few tips that should keep your photos from turning out a blurred mess.
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Mormon Church: Supermoon Eclipse Isn't the Apocalypse

Church apparently worried about doomsday prophets

(Newser) - The Mormon Church is reminding its 15 million members that just because a supermoon and lunar eclipse are happening simultaneously tomorrow night doesn't mean the world as we know it is ending, the AP reports. "The Church encourages our members to be spiritually and physically prepared for life'... More »

How to Watch This Weekend's Supermoon Eclipse

It will be visible to 2B people

(Newser) - There's another supermoon on Sunday night—but this time it's a supermoon eclipse. As Time explains, the supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, and Sunday's will be around 14% bigger than usual. And a lunar eclipse, of course, is when the... More »

There's a Supermoon Tonight

Tell your friends

(Newser) - It's supermoon time again tonight, which means you'll be able to see a moon that appears up to 14% larger and 30 times brighter than a regular moon, should you care to step outside and tilt your head up. Business Insider explains that the moon looks bigger because... More »

Tomorrow's Rare Eclipse: Beginning of Armageddon?

Superstitions abound as solar eclipse, supermoon, and equinox collide

(Newser) - Three astronomical events are happening tomorrow, and depending on whom you talk to and how superstitious they are, it's either going to be a day filled with good luck or a pretty terrible one. A rare solar eclipse/supermoon/vernal equinox combo will be taking place, with prime eclipse viewing spots... More »

Here It Is: Last Night's 'Supermoon'

World gazes up at unusual phenomenon

(Newser) - If you peered up at the sky last night, you likely witnessed a " supermoon "—a stunning view of the moon offered when it's orbiting nearest the Earth, the AP notes. It was the second of three this year; if you missed it, you can catch a... More »

Year's Best 'Supermoon' Arrives Tomorrow

Which isn't great news for fans of Perseid meteor shower

(Newser) - The full moon that rises tomorrow night should look especially bright: It's another so-called "supermoon," and this one will be the closest one to Earth all year, reports Universe Today . Another supermoon—or perigean full moon, for purists—comes next month, though it won't be as... More »

'Supermoon' Arrives Tomorrow

And for New Yorkers, it's time again for Manhattanhenge

(Newser) - Look, up in the sky. It's ... supermoon. A full moon with that somewhat inflated title arrives tomorrow. As CNN explains, a supermoon is a full moon that happens to occur when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. These full moons tend to look... More »

The Supermoon Is Coming

Largest full moon of 2013 arrives Sunday

(Newser) - This weekend will be a little more super than most. That's because the "supermoon" will grace the sky on Sunday. Space.com explains why it's so special: At 7am ET, the moon will hit the point in its orbit that's closest to us (ie, reaching "... More »

Check Out Last Night's Supermoon

Biggest full moon of the year

(Newser) - Last night brought this year's "supermoon," the point in which the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit. The moon was some 15,300 miles closer to us than usual, making it look about 14% bigger, an expert tells the AP . Unfortunately, "you'd... More »

Don't Forget: 'Supermoon' Tonight

It occurs when the moon is nearest Earth in its orbit

(Newser) - The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will grace the skies tonight. The "supermoon," which occurs when the moon is nearest Earth in its orbit, will appear only slightly smaller than last year's, which was the brightest full moon in nearly 20 years. It will... More »

Supermoon Stranded 5 Ships: UK Coastguard

'Blame the moon' for low tides, exposed sand

(Newser) - Though it had nothing to do with Japan’s earthquake, this weekend's " supermoon " may be to blame for the stranding of five ships off the UK, the Telegraph reports. Low tides Saturday night left sandbanks particularly exposed, temporarily grounding a 3,200-ton cargo ship, among other vessels. “... More »

Scenes From the 'Supermoon'

Extra-full moon put on a pretty good show around the world

(Newser) - For those stuck under cloud cover, or those of us who grumpily didn't think it looked that different, last night's "supermoon" yielded some pretty spectacular images from around the world—including moonrise over Libya. Click through the gallery, and for even more images, go to Space.com's gallery . More »

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