Super Moon 2013 June PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Stunning Views of The Closest, Brightest Full Moon of The Year
By Rachel Liu, Crossmap On June 24, 2013
Super Moon of June 2013 has come and gone, leaving behind a round of gorgeous photos and videos of the closest perigee full moon of the year.
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One photo of the super moon uploaded on Twitter:
"Picking the moon fruit from the supermoon tree. Mt. Rubidoux, Riverside, CA," - wrightus / Twitter
On Sunday, skywatchers were able to observe a full moon, 14 % bigger and 30 % brighter than usual, closest to the earth and visully largest in the year of 2013.
Around 7:32 a.m. EDT, the moon came within 222,000 miles from Earth and turned full. On the horizon, the super moon was illuminated as abnormally large and sometimes red.
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The moon will not be as close as this Sunday until August 2014.
"More often than not, the closest perigee of the year comes on the one day of the year, that of the full Moon. This time period is equal to about 1 year, 1 month, and 18 days. The full Moon and perigee will realign again on August 10, 2014, because it is the 14th full moon after the the 23rd June, 2013 full moon," Professor S N Jaffery from Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Rajasthan explained, according to Udaipur Times.
Time-lapse video of the Supermoon rising over the New York City skyline
A series of marvelous photos of super moon 2013 June:
The Super Moon seen from Columbus, GA on June 23, 2013
The Super Moon seen from Louisville KY on June 23, 2013