A girl plays with a dog as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises 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)
Super moon lunar show illuminates the world’s skies
The Associated Press
First Published Aug 11 2014 07:39 am • Last Updated Aug 11 2014 06:58 pm
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.
A supermoon will happen three times this year, with Sunday night’s sky show the second. The first one occurred on July 12 and the third will take place on Sept. 9.
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