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The moon rises above a sculpture of a (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The moon rises above a sculpture of a boy towing a boat at Jones Beach. (May 4, 2012)

'Super moon' up close and personal

The supersized view of the moon occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth, often producing a full moon that is bigger and brighter than usual.

A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial
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A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year called the "supermoon" graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. (June 22, 2013)

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A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala. (June 22, 2013)

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A "supermoon" rises behind roadside plants growing in Prattville, Ala. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won't be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it's worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos. (June 22, 2013)

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A full moon rises beside the Bank of
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A full moon rises beside the Bank of America corporate headquarters in downtown Charlotte, N.C. (June 22, 2013)

A full moon rises beside an office building
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A full moon rises beside an office building in downtown Charlotte, N.C. (June 22, 2013)

A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints
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A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as "supermoon." (June 22, 2013)

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A statue of the Angel Moroni on top a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon in Kansas City, Mo. (June 22, 2013)

The moon rises behind power lines in Nashville,
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The moon rises behind power lines in Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2013)

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A hazy "supermoon" is seen behind lighted smoke stacks at the Alamo Quarry Markey, formerly a cement factory in San Antonio. (June 22, 2013)

The moon rises next the Los Angeles Angels'
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The moon rises next the Los Angeles Angels' "Big A" sign during their baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Anaheim, Calif. (June 22, 2013)

A full moon rises through a hazy sky
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A full moon rises through a hazy sky past a string of green lights in Baltimore. (June 22, 2013)

The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous
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The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises over lower Manhattan, including 1 World Trade Center, seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J. (June 22, 2013)

Fans sit as the moon rises behind them
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Fans sit as the moon rises behind them during the Los Angeles Angels' baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Anaheim, Calif. (June 22, 2013)

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A full moon rises over Mexico city. (June
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A full moon rises over Mexico city. (June 22, 2013)

A cotton candy vendor, center, walks in from
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A cotton candy vendor, center, walks in from of the moon during the Los Angeles Angels' baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Anaheim, Calif. (June 22, 2013)

The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous
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The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind the helicopter from the original Batman television show -- which people can ride at the New Jersey State Fair -- in East Rutherford, N.J. (June 22, 2013)

The moon rises above a sculpture of a
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The moon rises above a sculpture of a boy towing a boat at Jones Beach. (May 4, 2012)

A view of the moon rising at Jones
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A view of the moon rising at Jones Beach. (May 4, 2012)

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The moon rises at Jones Beach. (May 4,
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The moon rises at Jones Beach. (May 4, 2012)

The moon rises above one of the spires
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The moon rises above one of the spires of the West Bath house at Jones Beach. (May 4, 2012)

A full moon rises behind the Temple of
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A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece. (May 5, 2012)

The full moon rises behind the Temple of
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The full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece. (May 5, 2012)

Tourists look at the moon rising over the
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Tourists look at the moon rising over the ancient temple of Poseidon at cape Sounion, some 60 kms south of Athens. (May 5, 2012)

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The full moon rises behind Statue of Liberty
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The full moon rises behind Statue of Liberty replica atop of a hotel in Kosovo's capital Pristina. (May 5, 2012)

The full moon rises behind a steeple with
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The full moon rises behind a steeple with crosses of an Orthodox church in the town of Novogrudok in Belarus. (May 5, 2012)

The full moon rises behind statues of angels
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The full moon rises behind statues of angels fixed at the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia. (May 5, 2012)

Fishermen fish from a jetty as the moon
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Fishermen fish from a jetty as the moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean near Bal Harbour, Fla. (May 5, 2012)

The moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean near
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The moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean near Bal Harbour, Fla. (May 5, 2012)

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A fisherman casts a line from a jetty
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A fisherman casts a line from a jetty as the moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean near Bal Harbour, Fla. (May 5, 2012)

The moon rises next to the Century Tower
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The moon rises next to the Century Tower at the University of Florida. (May 5, 2012)

The moon rises behind the University Auditorium at
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The moon rises behind the University Auditorium at the University of Florida. (May 5, 2012)

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