First photo credit: NASA

Photographers (and even NASA) came out in full force last night to experience the largest full moon in more than 18 years (or since 1993). The "supermoon" occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). It's when the Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth. Can you believe that Saturday's full moon appeared 14 percent larger and 30 percent bigger than the smallest full moons the Earth sees?

Did you miss it? No problem. Taken mostly from Flickr photographers from all around the world, here are ten of the best supermoon photos we've seen. (Click photo for credit.)










See more incredible supermoon photos on Flickr.

Last photo credit: Dmitry Benbau

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Tags: 10, Excellent, Photos, Supermoon

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Comment by Yoli on April 5, 2011 at 9:09am
Beautiful.
Comment by sAm on March 21, 2011 at 2:25pm
Too bad it was cloudy on so cal, wish I could've seen this!
Comment by Alyssa Anda on March 21, 2011 at 12:06pm
WOW! I'm so sad I missed it! thanks for the photos :D These are beautiful :)
Comment by anna maria lopez lopez on March 20, 2011 at 11:28am
Amazing photos, amazing MOON! if I were a wolf.... auuuuuuu
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