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June 24, 2013
Super full moon shone brightly over the weekend

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graced the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth than usual.

While the moon appeared 14 percent larger normal, it wasn't apparent to the naked eye.

The moon came within 222,000 miles of Earth and turned full around 7:30 a.m. EDT.

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A "supermoon" rises over Table Rock and lighted cross in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Idaho Statesman / Kyle Green
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A jet plane passes in front of the supper full moon Sunday night in Monterey Park, Calif. June 23, 2013. AP / Nick Ut
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A supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in New York. AP / Julio Cortez
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The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center, seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Saturday, June 22, 2013. AP / Julio Cortez
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Low-hanging clouds top the area over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center, as a moon rises over New York City as seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Sunday, June 23, 2013. AP / Julio Cortez
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The moon rises between a tent, left, and a ride at State Fair Meadowlands, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP / Julio Cortez
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The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind people sitting on a basket on a ferris wheel at the New Jersey State Fair, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP / Julio Cortez
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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, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP / Julio Cortez
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A full moon rises through clouds behind downtown buildings Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. AP / Charlie Riedel
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A full moon rises behind a statue of an eagle on top a flagpole at the Liberty Memorial World War I museum Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. AP / Charlie Riedel
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A full moon rises beyond a Latter-day Saints temple Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. AP / Charlie Riedel
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The moon rises behind power lines on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. AP / Mark Humphrey
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The moon rises next to the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Chicago. AP / Scott Eisen
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Left: The moon rises over Tall Ship Windy at Chicago Harbor, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Chicago. Right: The moon rises behind the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Washington. / Scott Eisen / AP (left) , Bill Ingalls / NASA (right)
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A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington Saturday, June 22, 2013. AP / J. David Ake
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A full moon rises through a hazy sky over street lamps, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Baltimore. AP / Patrick Semansky
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A full moon rises beside an office building in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, June 22, 2013. AP / Chuck Burton
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A "supermoon" rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. AP / Dave Martin
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A super moon sets behind the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. AP / Chris O'Meara
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The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a refinery in Norco, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013. AP / Gerald Herbert
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People look at the biggest and brightest full moon of the year rise at a public garden in Lisbon, Portugal Sunday, June 23 2013. AP / Armando Franca
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The biggest and brightest full moon of the year rises over Lisbon, Portugal Sunday, June 23, 2013. AP / Armando Franca
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A supermoon rises behind a building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 23, 2013. AP / Gero Breloer
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Super moon is seen behind the Marina district towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/ Kamran Jebreili) AP / Kamran Jebreili
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A Supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow and green lights, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. AP / Hassan Ammar
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The super moon is seen in the night sky over Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 23, 2013. AP / Ariel Schalit

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