Supermoon is "super" sight

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year could be seen starting Nov. 13. On Nov. 14, the “beaver moon” passed perigee - its closest approach to Earth in a lunar cycle. Astronomers call such a moon a perigee full moon, but it is also known as a supermoon. At this perigee, the moon is 221,529 miles from Earth and is the closest since 1948. Another encounter this close will not come until 2034, according to the University of Minnesota’s “Minnesota Starwatch.” Above, the Nov. 14 moon hangs over a pasture, just above a cloud bank at 7:26 a.m. at sunrise. At right the supermoon is shown earlier at 7:02 a.m. (Staples World photos by Janice Winter)


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