Here It Is: Last Night's 'Supermoon'

World gazes up at unusual phenomenon
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2014 7:43 AM CDT
Here It Is: Last Night's 'Supermoon'
The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the WWII memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.   (AP Photo/Osman Karimov)

(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 similar view on Sept. 9. Last night's supermoon made international headlines and, the BBC notes, became a trending topic on Twitter, with users showing off their images. Also in the night sky this week: a meteor shower. (Read more supermoon stories.)

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