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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The supermoon as seen by Landsat 8

Filed under Earth observing missions, the Moon

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The supermoon as seen by Landsat 8 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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