Check Out Last Night's Supermoon

Biggest full moon of the year
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2012 7:01 AM CDT
Check Out Last Night's Supermoon
A supermoon lights up Waikiki and Diamond Head Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Honolulu.   (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Last night brought this year's "supermoon," the point in which the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit. The moon was some 15,300 miles closer to us than usual, making it look about 14% bigger, an expert tells the AP. Unfortunately, "you'd be very hard-pressed to detect that with the unaided eye," he says. Still, the event resulted in some impressive photography from around the globe. (More supermoon stories.)

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