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June 3, 2020

Supermoon 2012 Photos from Mesquite, TX

By Donny Claxton

My daughter, Chandler, 15, and I set up on the east side of Mesquite, Texas tonight in anticipation of the Supermoon of 2012–when a full moon happened at perigee–the moon’s closest point to the Earth in 2012.

Supermoon 2012. TheWondersExpedition.com

Here are the photos we took of this historic event.

Supermoon 2012--Mesquite, TX

 

 

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Supermoon 2012

 

There’s a full moon tonight–well, 96 percent–according to the SkyWalk iPad app.  Because the moon is a perigee–it’s closest point to the Earth, it’s supposed to look SUPER HUGE at its rising and setting.

According to SkyWalk, the moon should rise locally at 8:03 p.m. and set at 6 a.m. in the morning.

If you take a photo or two, please share them with us.

Here’s the first one from Gigi Zagorah in South Africa.  She reports that it looks like the moon of normal.  But as you’ll see, her photo is taken when the moon is high over the horizon.  It’s going to be the optical illusion effect that makes it seem larger than normal tonight.

We will publish more photos as they come in from around the world.

 

The Supermoon from South Africa, by Gigi Zagorah

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