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  • The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the World War II memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the World War II memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
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  • The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the WWII memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the WWII memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen over the Peace Monument on the grounds of the United States Capitol, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington.

      In this photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen over the Peace Monument on the grounds of the United States Capitol, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen behind clouds over the United States Capitol, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington.

      In this photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen behind clouds over the United States Capitol, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon rises above the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A supermoon rises above the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen over the the Peace Monument on the grounds of the United States Capitol, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington.

      In this photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen over the the Peace Monument on the grounds of the United States Capitol, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington.
    Associated Press

  • The moon rises above Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, during its closest point to the earth, called perigee, as seen from Kansas City, Kan. It is often referred to as a supermoon, and is the second of three supermoons in 2014.

      The moon rises above Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, during its closest point to the earth, called perigee, as seen from Kansas City, Kan. It is often referred to as a supermoon, and is the second of three supermoons in 2014.
    Associated Press

  • The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the World War II memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the World War II memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen over the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, in Washington.

      In this Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 photo provided by NASA, a perigee full moon or supermoon is seen over the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, in Washington.
    Associated Press

  • A super moon raises over Fiskeback harbor with sailing boats, outside of the Gothenburg, Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The Super Moon phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A super moon raises over Fiskeback harbor with sailing boats, outside of the Gothenburg, Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The Super Moon phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • People watch a laser and light show on the Crazy Horse Memorial, left, under a supermoon, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Custer, S.D. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      People watch a laser and light show on the Crazy Horse Memorial, left, under a supermoon, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Custer, S.D. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the WWII memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The supermoon rises through the clouds behind the "Motherland" statue, part of the WWII memorial complex, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The super moon rises over a Chinese words reads "China construction" in Beijing, China Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The super moon rises over a Chinese words reads "China construction" in Beijing, China Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The moon appears behind a Spanish fighting bull in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The moon appears behind a Spanish fighting bull in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A girl plays with a dog as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A girl plays with a dog as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A super moon raises over Fiskeback harbor with sailing boats, outside of the Gothenburg, Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The Super Moon phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A super moon raises over Fiskeback harbor with sailing boats, outside of the Gothenburg, Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The Super Moon phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • An LAX bound passenger airplane drops the wheels as it crosses the moon two days before the Full Moon and Super Moon passing over Whittier, CA., on its final approach to the Los Angeles Airport, on Friday,  Aug. 8, 2014.

      An LAX bound passenger airplane drops the wheels as it crosses the moon two days before the Full Moon and Super Moon passing over Whittier, CA., on its final approach to the Los Angeles Airport, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
    Associated Press

  • The full moon peeks through trees in a wood near Rasing, Austria, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The full moon peeks through trees in a wood near Rasing, Austria, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • People watch the super moon rising in the sky in front of the Apollo's temple at ancient Corinth about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      People watch the super moon rising in the sky in front of the Apollo's temple at ancient Corinth about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

  • Light from a lamppost shines near the perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      Light from a lamppost shines near the perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The moon is reflected as yellow sparks upon a darkening harbor in Edgartown, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on the island.

      The moon is reflected as yellow sparks upon a darkening harbor in Edgartown, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on the island.
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  • The supermoon appears yellow as the sky darkens over Edgartown, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on the island.

      The supermoon appears yellow as the sky darkens over Edgartown, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on the island.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon rises above a Jesus Christ statue in front of the Holy Cross church in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A supermoon rises above a Jesus Christ statue in front of the Holy Cross church in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • Light from a lamppost shines near the perigee moon, also known as a supermoon,  in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      Light from a lamppost shines near the perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon rises above a Jesus Christ statue in front of the Holy Cross church  in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A supermoon rises above a Jesus Christ statue in front of the Holy Cross church in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • People gather in the park as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      People gather in the park as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • An aircraft flies past the moon as it appears above the Colosseum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      An aircraft flies past the moon as it appears above the Colosseum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The moon appears above the Colosseum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The moon appears above the Colosseum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The moon appears above the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The moon appears above the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The moon appears above the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.  The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The moon appears above the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A woman watches the super moon rising in the sky, at the Kalemegdan citadel in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A woman watches the super moon rising in the sky, at the Kalemegdan citadel in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A perigee moon, also known as a super moon, raises over the shoreline in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A perigee moon, also known as a super moon, raises over the shoreline in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The Supermoon appears behind a cross of the 'Christkoenig' church in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The Supermoon appears behind a cross of the 'Christkoenig' church in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • The Supermoon appears behind a cross of the 'Christkoenig' church in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.  The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      The Supermoon appears behind a cross of the 'Christkoenig' church in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A supermoon, center, is seen rising between building's and over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A supermoon, center, is seen rising between building's and over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A  supermoon, center, is seen rising between building's and over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A supermoon, center, is seen rising between building's and over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • A woman walks past as a supermoon, center, is seen rising over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

      A woman walks past as a supermoon, center, is seen rising over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
    Associated Press

  • An LAX bound passenger airplane drops the wheels as it crosses the moon two days before the Full Moon and Super Moon passing over Whittier, CA., on its final approach to the Los Angeles Airport, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

      An LAX bound passenger airplane drops the wheels as it crosses the moon two days before the Full Moon and Super Moon passing over Whittier, CA., on its final approach to the Los Angeles Airport, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
    Associated Press

 
Daily Herald Reports

This weekend, the world got to see the superest of all supermoons.

The phenomenon will happen three times this year, with Sunday night's sky show the second. The first one occurred on July 12 and the third will take place on Sept. 9.

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Known to scientists as a perigee moon, Earth's neighbor appears at its largest and brightest compared to other full moons when it orbits closer to our planet. It can even be seen during the daytime.

"The size difference between even the dimmest and brightest full moon is only a bit more than 10 percent," said Shawn Domagal-Goldman, research space scientist at NASA' Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "So the difference between other 'supermoons' and this one isn't huge." But he said the event is a great excuse to take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the moon, something so often ignored in hectic daily life.

There will be another supermoon Sept. 27, 2015.

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