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Photos: Last Night's Supermoon

Did you see the supermoon where you live?

For those who missed it or want another peak, the larger and brighter than usual moon will will be out again tonight though smaller than it was last night and not as full. The next Supermoon will take place in about five years in November 2016.

Check out several spectacular supermoon shots from all over the world, AFTER THE JUMP.

Photos from The Daily Mail and

Stmichaels tower

St. Michael's Tower, England




Washington, DC

Grand rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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  1. I'm glad to see the pictures. It was cloudy here in the St. Louis area. I think I may have seen the moon at perigee 18 years ago. I guess I'll have to wait another 18 years to see it again, though the skies have cleared today and maybe I'll see the slightly waning moon tonight.

    Posted by: John Patrick | Mar 20, 2011 12:32:52 PM

  2. I will add - thanks for posting these shots.

    Posted by: John Patrick | Mar 20, 2011 12:34:19 PM

  3. Damn I forgot all about this.

    Posted by: Tone | Mar 20, 2011 12:41:20 PM

  4. Thanks for posting these pictures. It was overcast here, so I wasn't able to see locally.

    Posted by: Tony | Mar 20, 2011 1:12:55 PM

  5. Does this moon make me look fat?

    Posted by: michael | Mar 20, 2011 1:33:42 PM

  6. Damn, it was overcast here! And it didn't even rain!

    Posted by: Randy* | Mar 20, 2011 5:14:31 PM

  7. It was cloudy here last night, but I did get to see a lunar rainbow a couple of nights ago. That's much more of a sight than a larger moon. Although, I probably did see the moon 18 years ago. I believe that was when my sister tried to freak me out about the moon was going to crash into the earth back when I was about 10.

    Posted by: Garst | Mar 20, 2011 5:16:22 PM

  8. It's Cosmo's moon!

    Posted by: Sean | Mar 20, 2011 11:47:04 PM

  9. so, how "green" is it to allow the moon to use this much extra power just to "show off" once every 40-something years? are we no longer concerned about renewable energy? does anyone realize how much more the moon is using to increase it's brightness? the moon's battery is sure to die waaay faster than usual this month. mark my words: in two weeks or so, it'll be a mere shadow of it's "oh just look at ME!" self.

    Posted by: nickv | Mar 21, 2011 4:35:47 AM

  10. It was bright and full but was no where as big as it appears in these pics. I wasn't impressed at all. These pics are far more beautiful than what I witnessed here in Myrtle Beach.

    Posted by: joe | Mar 21, 2011 10:15:31 AM

  11. yeeeee.. i got it!!!

    in my black in monterrey, mexico!


    Posted by: cesarin | Mar 21, 2011 2:23:45 PM

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