Superbowl 'Supermoon' Sunday! Tonight, the moon will appear bigger and brighter than usual, so grab your binoculars and head outside. We hope you'll join in our live blog (see below) by sharing pictures and memories from this fun night for skywatching.
Send us your supermoon photos!
You can tweet your photos with hashtag #HPsupermoon. Or, you can submit them directly to our "Supermoon 2013" slideshow at the bottom of this post.
We'll be collecting user photos from all over, and yours may be featured!
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What is a "supermoon," exactly? It's the name used to describe a full or new moon that occurs when the moon is nearest the earth in its elliptical orbit around our planet. Astronomers call it the "perigee full moon" -- perigee being the term for the moon’s closest point to earth in any given month.
The moon may have turned full this morning (June 23) at 7:32 a.m. EDT, but astronomers say last night's moon counts as part of the supermoon skywatching window, so don't hesitate to send in pictures from last night too.
Seeing pictures from all over the world reminds us that no matter where we are, we all look up and see the same moon.
As one of our friends from NASA told The Huffington Post in an email, "If nothing else the super moon rewards those of us to look at the Moon often. If you never look at the Moon you wouldn't notice that anything is different. The super moon might be a good opportunity to start looking at the Moon, and seeing how it changes each night in the sky."
SUPERMOON GALLERY: SUBMIT YOUR OWN PHOTOS
06/23/2013 9:55 PM EDT
Carol Wade, New York
over the most elegantly designed building of its kind:
Carol Wade (@cwade)
06/23/2013 9:46 PM EDT
If you can't see the supermoon...
everyone complaining about being clouded out of your
why are you blaming the Moon for the acts of the Earth?—
Ethan Siegel (@StartsWithABang)
06/23/2013 9:41 PM EDT
Steven Greenstreet, New York
I just took this picture of the
rising over Queens, NY.—
Steven Greenstreet (@MiddleOfMayhem)
06/23/2013 9:28 PM EDT
Brian M.K. Allen, Washington, D.C.
over the Jefferson, just before it dipped behind the clouds:—
Brian M.K. Allen (@brianmka)
06/23/2013 9:15 PM EDT
Julie Kelley, Winchester, Virginia
Holding up the super moon with my
feet ... Did a little yoga while admiring that amazing
Julie Kelley ABC3 (@juliekelley2)
06/23/2013 9:09 PM EDT
Karen A. Romanko, Los Angeles
Supermoon rising over the
Hollywood Hills on Saturday evening.
Karen A. Romanko (@KarenARomanko)
06/23/2013 9:03 PM EDT
Kyle Johns, South Wales
06/23/2013 8:45 PM EDT
José Mauricio Rozada, Caracas, Venezuela
06/23/2013 8:36 PM EDT
Neil deGrasse Tyson:
Just an FYI: All beautiful photographs you've ever seen of the Super Moon were taken with a Super Telephoto lens.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 24, 2013
06/23/2013 8:27 PM EDT
NASA scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller answers questions
more about #supermoon
and @LRO_NASA in this
interview with @nasa scientist