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The moon rises over the Montauk Point Lighthouse (Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

The moon rises over the Montauk Point Lighthouse in Montauk, N.Y. The moon is at its closest approach to Earth, which occurs once every 18 years, which is called a 'supermoon.' (March 19, 2011)

2011 'super moon' on LI and around the world

On Saturday night the moon was at its closest point to the Earth (its perigree) at the same time it is full, which happens once every 18 years. These are photos of the 'super moon' as seen from around the world and on Long Island, including pictures taken by readers.

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The moon at Jones Beach. (March 19, 2011)
(Credit: Chris Ware)

The moon at Jones Beach. (March 19, 2011)

The moon at Jones Beach. (March 19, 2011)
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

The moon at Jones Beach. (March 19, 2011)

Super Moon, Heron Park, Centerport

Super Moon, viewed from Heron Park, Centerport

reader photosTownhallSuper Moon, viewed from Heron Park, Centerport

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Super Moon, Heron Park, Centerport

Close up of Super Moon viewed from Centerport's

reader photosTownhallClose up of Super Moon viewed from Centerport's Heron Pk.

Reflections

Reflection of the Super Moon w/ Sailboat

reader photostdau01Reflection of the Super Moon w/ Sailboat

Super Moon

Taken off the beach in front of The

reader photostdau01Taken off the beach in front of The Elbow Room, A1A & Las Olas. I think everyone has been there at least once. It's Ft. Lauderdales' 100 yr. anniversity!

Big Moon

Big Moon 3/19/11

reader photosmoddo164Big Moon 3/19/11

Jones Beach, NY - Saturday March 19, 2011
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Jones Beach, NY - Saturday March 19, 2011 - Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.: The Moon at Jones Beach Saturday March 19, by the infamous tower. Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.

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The Moon at Jones Beach Saturday March 19,
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

The Moon at Jones Beach Saturday March 19, by the Jones Beach Water Tower. (March 19, 2011)

moon and fire island lighthouse 7:45 pm march 19,

moon and fire island lighthouse 7:45 pm march

reader photosaljennatmoon and fire island lighthouse 7:45 pm march 19, 2011. Viewing at Captree State Park

SUPERMOON: Moonrise at Long Beach

Supermoon moonrise at Neptune Blvd, Long Beach, N.Y.

reader photosPhotoLISupermoon moonrise at Neptune Blvd, Long Beach, N.Y. 3/19/2011

The moon rises over the Montauk Point Lighthouse
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

The moon rises over the Montauk Point Lighthouse in Montauk, N.Y. The moon is at its closest approach to Earth, which occurs once every 18 years, which is called a 'supermoon.' (March 19, 2011)

The moon rises over the Montauk Point Lighthouse
(Credit: Newsday/Ed Betz)

The moon rises over the Montauk Point Lighthouse in Montauk, N.Y. The moon is at its closest approach to Earth, which occurs once every 18 years, which is called a 'supermoon.' (March 19, 2011)

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The full moon rises above the Lincoln Memorial,
(Credit: AP )

The full moon rises above the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The moon appeared larger as it made its closest approach to Earth in 18 years. Full moons vary in size because of the oval shape of its orbit, with one end closer to Earth. On Saturday, the moon was 221,565 miles away - the closest to Earth since March 1993. (March 11, 2011)

Photo of the 'supermoon' by NASA.
(Credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Photo of the 'supermoon' by NASA.

A group of sightseers watch the the moon
(Credit: St. Augustine Record/AP)

A group of sightseers watch the the moon rise from the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse, as the sun set on the Annual Lighthouse Festival in St. Augustine, Fla. (March 11, 2011)

People stand beside St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury
(Credit: AP )

People stand beside St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor hill watching the moon as it progresses across the sky, at its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades. It is the first time since January 19, 1992, that the Moon has come into such close proximity to the Earth. (March 19, 2011)

A perigee moon rises above the Almudena Cathedral
(Credit: AFP/Getty)

A perigee moon rises above the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. A perigee moon is visible when the moon's orbit position is at its closest point to Earth during a full moon phase. (March 19, 2011)

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A full perigee moon, the biggest full moon
(Credit: AFP/Getty)

A full perigee moon, the biggest full moon phase for in almost 20 years, rises over Namur. A perigee moon is visible when the moon's orbit position is at its closest point to Earth during a full moon phase. The yellow light on right is from a roadside lamppost. (March 19, 2011)

Tiger Moon

This is the Super Moon Taken on Sat.

reader photosLindaKarlinThis is the Super Moon Taken on Sat. Mar. 19. It is just rising over the ocean at Jones Beach. It looks like a tiger with the clouds and the orange color as it was beginning to rise.

Goodnight Perigree Moon

Taken from the William Floyd Parkway, South of

reader photosmen2163Taken from the William Floyd Parkway, South of Whiskey Road.

march milldam moon

super moon at milldam pond 301911

reader photosunirmtnrgsuper moon at milldam pond 301911

Super Moon

Another photo of the Super Moon

reader photosbiggrobbAnother photo of the Super Moon

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Super Moon

The

reader photosweinschelaThe "super moon" via telescope and camera

Perigee Moon - 3/19/2011

Taken in my backyard. The moon won't be

reader photosjkirschbergTaken in my backyard. The moon won't be this close to the earth for another 18 years. Tomorrow (Sunday 3/20) is the first day of spring.

Supermoon March 19, 2011

Close picture of the supermoon from Mt.Sinai

reader photosMelissadomClose picture of the supermoon from Mt.Sinai

My Supermoon

Took alot of shots using different setting on

reader photosbabe711Took alot of shots using different setting on my Olympus camera and finally got the shot.

BLUE MOON

SHOT AT MIDNIGHT FROM OLD WESTBURY, DURING THE

reader photosBACKNINE21SHOT AT MIDNIGHT FROM OLD WESTBURY, DURING THE "SUPER MOON", USING CANON G-12.

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