The first of three straight supermoons happened over the weekend and lit up the night sky all over the world. Sadly, it was hard to see in my hometown of Phoenix because of rare cloudy skies. For those of us that couldn't see it, moon watchers around the globe captured some great photos.
These shots are amazing. These full moons look bigger and brighter than others because the "perigee" side of the moon is 50,000 km closer to the earth than the other side. Perigee is when the moon is at the point in its orbit when it's closest to earth.
If you missed the supermoon and want to see it in person, it will happen again on August 12 and September 9.