August Supermoon as Seen Around the Globe
/ August 12, 2014
There are three supermoons (which occur when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit) appearing this Summer, and the one on Aug. 10, 2014 is the second biggest -- and the brightest -- of them all.
Photographers around the world came out to capture the event, as shown above.
NASA scientist Noah Petro said that Sunday's supermoon was about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger in the sky than the smallest full moon of the year, which occurred in Jan. 16, Space.com reported.
The next supermoon will occur on Sept. 9.
-- Jessica Mulholland