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Behold, Last Night’s SUPERMOON

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2017 at 9:55 am 0


Photo “overlooking Capitol Hill from the Waterfront/Wharf” by Brian Leshak

NASA reported:

“A series of three supermoons will appear on the celestial stage on December 3, 2017, January 1, 2018, and January 31, 2018.

A supermoon is a Moon that is full when it is also at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth. Since the Moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) farther from Earth than the other (perigee). Nearby perigee full Moons appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full Moons that occur near apogee in the Moon’s orbit.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

More photos after the jump.


Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers


Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

And not the supermoon but still cool from Saturday night:


Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

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