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Supermoon lights up the sky

The so-called supermoon appeared 14 percent larger than normal early Sunday and came within 222,000 miles of Earth. 

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June 23, 2013: A full supermoon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.
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June 23, 2013: A supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.
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June 23, 2013: A supermoon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.
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June 23, 2013: The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a refinery in Norco, La.
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June 22, 2013: The moon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, as tourists enjoy the sunset in Cape Sounion some 60 km east of Athens.
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June 23, 2013: Low-hanging clouds top the area over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center, as a moon rises over New York City as seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

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June 22, 2013: A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala.
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June 23, 2013: A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.
AP Photo/Gero Breloer

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June 22, 2013: A "supermoon" rises over Table Rock and the lighted cross near Boise, Idaho, Saturday night.
AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green

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June 22, 2013: A statue of the Angel Moroni on top a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon in Kansas City, Mo.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

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Super Moon in Franklin Park, NJ
Venkatesh Balasubramanian

Supermoon lights up the sky

The so-called supermoon appeared 14 percent larger than normal early Sunday and came within 222,000 miles of Earth. 

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