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AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

Thursday - 8/14/2014, 2:12pm  ET

A supermoon raises over Fiskeback harbor with sailing boats, outside of the Gothenburg, Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The supermoon phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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The Associated Press

People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.

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.

A supermoon 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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