9 Amazing Photos Of Last Friday's Supermoon!
The pictures from the 2014 supermoon are in, and our favorites are the ones that incorporated insane optical illusions.
A young woman from Massachusetts about to swallow the supermoon:
[Credit: Virginia Mayo/AP]
Toys on a pavilion in Beijing walk on the supermoon:
[Credit: Ng Han Guan/AP]
And the most surreal picture by far - the supermoon photobombs fans at a Dodgers game:
[Credit: Mark J Terrill/AP]
The supermoon appeared as an array of remarkably different colors, including bright gold:
Behind the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles:
[Credit: David McNew/Getty]
Lower Manhattan (incidentally, the home of Outer Places!):
[Credit: Debashis Pradhan]
Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland:
[Credit: Shenandoah Sanchez]
[Credit: John Gravell]
and of course, iridescent:
[Credit: Randy James]
The supermoon refers to the point at which the moon is both full and at its perigee, or when it's at its closest point to Earth and therefore appears the largest and brightest. A supermoon occurs approximately every 14 months, and appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than the moon at its farthest point, or apogee. The most recent supermoon made an appearance on Friday night, July 12.