The moon reached its closest proximity to Earth at 4:32 a.m. PDT on Sunday. The result, a so-called Supermoon, appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon.
As on Saturday night, Sunday night had people reaching for their cameras to capture the Supermoon.Here are some images aggregated from social media:
BAD MOON ON THE RISE: The Supermoon over Pasadena CA pic.twitter.com/dZTsVIbPYg— Keith Esparros (@kesparros) June 24, 2013
When the moon reached its perigee, it was 221,824 miles away from Earth — 16,176 miles closer than usual.The supermoon may have a tiny effect on the Earth's tides, but even if you live near the beach, you probably won't notice. NASA officials say tides may be an inch higher than usual.