By Eleanor Imster in
on May 24, 2013
Your best photos: May 2013 supermoon
Supermoon from the Philippines. Photo credit: jv noriega
The May 24-25 full moon moon is one day away from lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth for this month. By a newly coined popular definition, that makes this May full moon a supermoon. And as the line of sunsets has swept westward today, bringing night from the Far East to the Western Hemsiphere, we’ve enjoyed seeing your awesome supermoon photos. Thank you so much for posting them to the EarthSky Facebook page and Google+. We love them! Keep posting, and we’ll keep adding to the gallery as the sun sets – and the moon rises – further west.
Learn more details about tonight’s supermoon – and a slight penumbral eclipse tonight. Plus the star near tonight’s moon is Antares
What is a supermoon?
Read about the next supermoon: June 23, 2013
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