Supermoon

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)

Best-of-summer meteor shower eclipsed by supermoon

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual best-of-summer meteor shower peaks late Tuesday and into the wee hours Wednesday morning. But don’t expect to be too wowed. NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke said the bigger, brighter supermoon will […]

08/12/2014

A plane flies pasts a supermoon with a palm tree in the foreground during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium, Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

If you missed the Supermoon, don’t miss these pics

Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it’s close and full, it appears […]

07/13/2014

A commercial airliner's schlieren can be seen at it crosses the full moon, or Hunger Moon over Whittier, Calif., on its final approach to LAX on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Heads up! Supermoon coming Saturday; 3 this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a “supermoon.” That’s the nickname for full moons that happen when our celestial neighbor is […]

07/11/2014

Full moon

Super full moon shines brightly this weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A “supermoon” rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the […]

06/21/2013

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