You'd Be Nuts To Miss Saturday's Supermoon After You See Last Year's Photos

Supermoon

Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The biggest and brightest moon of the year, or “supermoon,” will happen tomorrow night when the full moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth.  If you were planning to pass up the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Saturday’s phenomenon, we’ve compiled a few photos from last year’s supermoon on March 19, 2011, which might inspire a change of mind.     

Todd Shoemake of the National Weather Service snapped this photo of the supermoon on March 19, 2011. That's his office in the foreground.

The full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Washington.

The supermoon lights up Natalia, Texas.

The full moon as seen from Eastern Iowa around 10 p.m. on March 18, 2011.

Twitter user Petros Tympakianakis posted this mesmerizing photo of the supermoon over Athens.

The supermoon over Maine just before it melts into the horizon.

Last year's supermoon as it appeared from Agios Georgios beach of Santorini.

Over Canada.

The supermoon rising over a beach in Florida.

Kev Chapman caught this amazing view using a Nikon D300.

The 2011 supermoon was the biggest in 20 years.

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