A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington Saturday, June 22, 2013. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Supermoon photos: Largest and brightest full moon of year
The Associated Press
First Published Jun 24 2013 09:19 am • Last Updated Jun 24 2013 11:03 am
Stargazers are still abuzz over the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, which graced the skies over the weekend.
The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.
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