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Supermoon: the perigee moon of 2012 
- The night sky on May 5 was animated by the once-a-year cosmic event of the perigee moon. Popularly known as the "Supermoon", the moon appears much larger above us when the elliptical orbit brings it within 221,802 miles to Earth, the closest point. (27 photos)

THE BIG PICTURE

Supermoon: the perigee moon of 2012 

- The night sky on May 5 was animated by the once-a-year cosmic event of the perigee moon. Popularly known as the "Supermoon", the moon appears much larger above us when the elliptical orbit brings it within 221,802 miles to Earth, the closest point. (27 photos)

Tags #perigee moon    #supermoon    #orbit    #photography    #astronomy   

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