The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
The supermoon as seen by Landsat 8
Filed under Earth observing missions, the Moon
The moon has an elliptical orbit that carries it between 363,000 and 406,000 kilometers from Earth. A so-called supermoon happens when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth.
U.S. Geological Survey
Original image data dated on or about July 12, 2014
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