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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: May 24, 2013

Supermoon and an airplane

May 25-25 supermoon rising over Marikina City, Philippines.

Photo credit:  Raven Yu. She wrote,

Photo credit: EarthSky Facebook Friend Raven Yu. She wrote,”Rising Full Flower Moon and an airplane (luck shot). 24 May 2013 17:53, Marikina City, Philippines. I was taking a photo of tonight’s moon when a plane flew through. I didn’t even notice it with my naked eyes.”

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.

Learn more details about the May 24-25 supermoon – and a slight penumbral eclipse. Plus the star near tonight’s moon is Antares

Our friends around the world have been sharing their photos of this supermoon. Here are some of the best!

What is a supermoon?

Read about the next supermoon: June 23, 2013

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