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Supermoon hits prime time for fans around the world and in orbit

22 Jun 2013, 22:50 UTC
Supermoon hits prime time for fans around the world and in orbit
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Pictures from around the world are casting a spotlight on this weekend's supermoon — the biggest, brightest full moon of the year — and now is the perfect time to get in on the action yourself.
The moon is even getting some love from the International Space Stati …

Slideshow: Catch the supermoonJack Guez / AFP - Getty ImagesClick through scenes highlighting the biggest, brightest full moon of 2013.Launch slideshowBy Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News

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Pictures from around the world are casting a spotlight on this weekend's supermoon — the biggest, brightest full moon of the year — and now is the perfect time to get in on the action yourself.The moon is even getting some love from the International Space Station, where NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted out a picture of moonrise over New Brunswick. In her picture, the lunar disk doesn't seem all that super, because of the comparison with Earth's broad, gently curving horizon.It's true that this full moon is only about 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than it would be at its dimmest. Nevertheless, Supermoon Weekend is a fine occasion to shower some extra attention on our closest celestial ...

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