19 Times The Moon Looked Mental Last Night

Last night's moon rose at its closest possible approach to Earth. Did you see the supermoon? Add your photo in the comments.

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1. Occurring when a full moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk.

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The supermoon rises over houses in Olvera, in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz, July 12, 2014.

2. Last night photographers around the world captured a spectacular supermoon.

From tonight's #fullmoon in #Seattle : Super Moon? What #supermoon ...?

Tim Durkan@timdurkan

From tonight's #fullmoon in #Seattle : Super Moon? What #supermoon ...?

3:29 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. According to NASA, supermoons can appear as much as 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than regular full moons.

Simply Super: The supermoon captured over Mount Rainier. #SuperMoon2014 Credit: Tommy McPharlin /@KING5Seattle

Sean Gardner@2morrowknight

Simply Super: The supermoon captured over Mount Rainier. #SuperMoon2014

Credit: Tommy McPharlin /@KING5Seattle

5:21 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. They are most spectacular in the minutes after they rise.

Tonight's #supermoon over the bay behind ocean city, NJ

Rob Kelly@robkellysurf

Tonight's #supermoon over the bay behind ocean city, NJ

12:29 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6.

“#SuperMoon rising tonight in #NYC.” — @isardasorensen

EverythingNYC@EverythingNYC

“#SuperMoon rising tonight in #NYC.”

— @isardasorensen

1:55 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7.

Antares the night before launch w/ the #supermoon rising in the background. @nasa #nasasocial https://t.co/HQfY8PCMj4

Anthony Quintano@AnthonyQuintano

Antares the night before launch w/ the #supermoon rising in the background. @nasa #nasasocial https://t.co/HQfY8PCMj4

11:25 AM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8.

Tonight's #Supermoon in the arms of a pine tree from Ottawa, Canada. https://t.co/92xRHwitOg

Andrew Symes@FailedProtostar

Tonight's #Supermoon in the arms of a pine tree from Ottawa, Canada. https://t.co/92xRHwitOg

3:54 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9.

“Supermoon rises over Lower Manhattan in New York City.” — @GaryHershorn

EverythingNYC@EverythingNYC

“Supermoon rises over Lower Manhattan in New York City.”

— @GaryHershorn

2:05 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10.

WATCH: Supermoon rises over ancient temple in Greece http://t.co/PZ9Ijn0Wk4

The Boston Globe@BostonGlobe

WATCH: Supermoon rises over ancient temple in Greece http://t.co/PZ9Ijn0Wk4

1:07 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Did you see the Supermoon? Add your photo in the comments below.