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  • A super moon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. 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.

      A super moon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. 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.
    Associated Press

  • A "supermoon" rises over Table Rock and the lighted cross near Boise, Idaho, Saturday night, June 22, 2013. 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 appears 13.5 percent larger than usual.

      A "supermoon" rises over Table Rock and the lighted cross near Boise, Idaho, Saturday night, June 22, 2013. 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 appears 13.5 percent larger than usual.

  • A hazy "supermoon" is seen behind lighted smoke stacks at the Alamo Quarry Markey, formerly a cement factory, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in San Antonio. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye.

      A hazy "supermoon" is seen behind lighted smoke stacks at the Alamo Quarry Markey, formerly a cement factory, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in San Antonio. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye.
    Associated Press

  • The moon rises behind power lines on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year, called a supermoon, happens as the moon passes closer to earth than usual. Associated Press

      The moon rises behind power lines on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year, called a supermoon, happens as the moon passes closer to earth than usual. Associated Press
    Associated Press

  • The moon rises between a tent, left, and a ride at State Fair Meadowlands, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal this weekend as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.

      The moon rises between a tent, left, and a ride at State Fair Meadowlands, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal this weekend as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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.

      A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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.
    Associated Press

  • A full super moon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.

      A full super moon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, 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.

      A supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, 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.
    Associated Press

  • A "supermoon" rises behind roadside plants growing in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.

      A "supermoon" rises behind roadside plants growing in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.

      A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises through clouds behind downtown buildings Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.

      A full moon rises through clouds behind downtown buildings Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises beside the Bank of America corporate headquarters in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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.

      A full moon rises beside the Bank of America corporate headquarters in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon sets by the exterior of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday morning, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage Sunday, is expected to be significantly closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

      A full moon sets by the exterior of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday morning, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage Sunday, is expected to be significantly closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.

      A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.
    Associated Press

  • The moon rises behind the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Washington. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.

      The moon rises behind the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Washington. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky past a string of green lights, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      A full moon rises through a hazy sky past a string of green lights, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center, seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be seen 13.5 percent larger than usual during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center, seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be seen 13.5 percent larger than usual during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • A couple hugs at a Lisbon public garden as the biggest and brightest full moon of the year rises behind them Sunday, June 23 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as it swung closer to Earth Sunday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

      A couple hugs at a Lisbon public garden as the biggest and brightest full moon of the year rises behind them Sunday, June 23 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as it swung closer to Earth Sunday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
    Associated Press

  • The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond fishing camps in Akers, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013.

      The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond fishing camps in Akers, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon is seen behind a tree in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.

      A supermoon is seen behind a tree in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.
    Associated Press

  • A Supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow lights, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.

      A Supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow lights, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.
    Associated Press

  • The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind people sitting on a basket on a Ferris wheel at the New Jersey State Fair, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind people sitting on a basket on a Ferris wheel at the New Jersey State Fair, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • A statue of the Angel Moroni on top a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      A statue of the Angel Moroni on top a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind the helicopter from the original Batman television show, which people can ride at the New Jersey State Fair, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind the helicopter from the original Batman television show, which people can ride at the New Jersey State Fair, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises beside an office building in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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.

      A full moon rises beside an office building in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.

      A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises behind a statue of an eagle on top a flagpole at the Liberty Memorial World War I museum Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.

      A full moon rises behind a statue of an eagle on top a flagpole at the Liberty Memorial World War I museum Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning.
    Associated Press

  • A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.

      A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, 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.

      A supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, 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.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.

      A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
    Associated Press

  • People look at the biggest and brightest full moon of the year rise at a public garden in Lisbon, Portugal Sunday, June 23 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as it swung closer to Earth Sunday.

      People look at the biggest and brightest full moon of the year rise at a public garden in Lisbon, Portugal Sunday, June 23 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as it swung closer to Earth Sunday.
    Associated Press

  • A Supermoon, right, rises through a clear sky past a green light hanging a boat, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.

      A Supermoon, right, rises through a clear sky past a green light hanging a boat, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.
    Associated Press

 

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