Super moon looms large and bright in night sky

Super moon looms large and bright in night sky

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Super moon looms large and bright in night sky

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 23 at 2:11 PM

Our clear skies on Saturday night allowed people in Western Washington to get a great view of the "super moon" - the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.

The moon was closer to Earth than at any other time during the year, marking the nearest encounter between the two until August 2014.

The moon was closest to Earth at 4:32 a.m. PDT Sunday morning, but it looked large on Saturday night as well.

This year the moon appeared up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon because it will be only about 222,000 miles from Earth.

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