May 8, 2012 By News Staff
On the evening of Saturday May 5, the moon was as close as it will get to Earth for the entire year -- deemed the "Super Moon." That night, it will came within 221,802 miles of Earth, according to scientists, making it appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when it's farthest away -- which will be two weeks from now and about 252,000 miles away, ABC reported.
Shown here is the Super Moon as seen from the Toroweap view point of the Grand Canyon.
Photo by Jason Hines Photography
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