Photos: Supermoon around the world

 

 
 
 
 
With the supermoon upon us, I wanted to try out a long-exposure technique with my Nikon camera, so my friend and I drove up to the lookout point leading up to Cypress Mt. and joined quite a crowd to watch the supermoon rise over the city. We were so happy that the skies cooperated despite being cloudy on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23.
 
 

With the supermoon upon us, I wanted to try out a long-exposure technique with my Nikon camera, so my friend and I drove up to the lookout point leading up to Cypress Mt. and joined quite a crowd to watch the supermoon rise over the city. We were so happy that the skies cooperated despite being cloudy on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23.

Photograph by: Chivi Tran, Special to The Vancouver Sun

The “Supermoon” shines big and bright in some while obscure in other parts of the world as skywatchers get excited to catch sight of our celestial neighbour this year.

This is the biggest full moon of the year or rather when the moon is closest to the earth, called the “perigee full moon”.

The moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal and it’s worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.

Click here to view photos of this year’s supermoon around the world or click on the tab above.

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With the supermoon upon us, I wanted to try out a long-exposure technique with my Nikon camera, so my friend and I drove up to the lookout point leading up to Cypress Mt. and joined quite a crowd to watch the supermoon rise over the city. We were so happy that the skies cooperated despite being cloudy on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23.
 

With the supermoon upon us, I wanted to try out a long-exposure technique with my Nikon camera, so my friend and I drove up to the lookout point leading up to Cypress Mt. and joined quite a crowd to watch the supermoon rise over the city. We were so happy that the skies cooperated despite being cloudy on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23.

Photograph by: Chivi Tran, Special to The Vancouver Sun

 
With the supermoon upon us, I wanted to try out a long-exposure technique with my Nikon camera, so my friend and I drove up to the lookout point leading up to Cypress Mt. and joined quite a crowd to watch the supermoon rise over the city. We were so happy that the skies cooperated despite being cloudy on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23.
A supermoon rises next to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, some 65 kilometers south of Athens, on June 23, 2013.
Supermoon, photographed above Maple Ridge, B.C.
The supermoon, as seen from Stanley Park, Vancouver.
A "supermoon" rises over Table Rock and the lighted cross near Boise, Idaho, Saturday night, June 22, 2013. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and appears 13.5 percent larger than usual.
The supermoon, as seen from Stanley Park, Vancouver.
The moon in its waxing gibbous stage sh behind tree limbs and a statue a marble statue by John Gelert representing history and law on the top of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J., Friday, June 21, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
A picture taken on June 23, 2013 shows a full moon rising the “Judean Desert”  in the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank. This “super Moon also known as the “perigee” full moon appears about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon, according to NASA scientists.
A Supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow and green lights, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The “Supermoon” happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.
A Supermoon rises through a clear sky past a string of yellow lights, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. The “Supermoon” happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth.
Reader photo: The Supermoon from outside Bill Blurton's home in St. Catharine's Ontario Canada at around 10:30 just before a storm hit.
A full super moon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.
The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a refinery in Norco, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013.
A full moon sets by the exterior of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday morning, June 23, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage Sunday, is expected to be significantly closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
A closer, brighter full moon dubbed a “supermoon” is shown around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 in this picture made through an amateur astronomer’s 5-inch refractor telescope, near Stedman, N.C.
A early morning sun rises in Hinds County, Miss., near Jackson, Miss., Sunday, June 23, 2013. However, most public interest is still about the moon, which will reach its full stage Sunday, and is expected to be significantly closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a refinery in Norco, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013. The larger than normal moon called the “Supermoon” happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.
A supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in New York. The larger than normal moon called the “Supermoon” happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.
A plane passes in front of the haze obscured “ Supermoon” over Singapore on  June 23, 2013 in Singapore. The haze eased Sunday with PSI levels stable in the “moderate” range after a week of record highs. Singapore officials announced they would pursue any local companies found to be involved in the forest fires in Indonesia.
The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond a tree near fishing camps in Akers, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013.
With a plane approaching Newark Airport, a supermoon sets behind a cloud and the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in New York. The larger than normal moon called the “Supermoon” happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.
The moon in its waxing gibbous stage is shines behind a statue entitled “Enlightenment Giving Power” by John Gelert, which sits at the top of the dome of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J., Friday, June 21, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.
A supermoon sets over the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in New York. The larger than normal moon called the “Supermoon” happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.
A plane passes in front of the haze obscured “ Supermoon” over Singapore on  June 23, 2013 in Singapore. The haze eased Sunday with PSI levels stable in the “moderate” range after a week of record highs. Singapore officials announced they would pursue any local companies found to be involved in the forest fires in Indonesia.
The larger-than-normal full moon referred to as Supermoon is seen setting beyond fishing camps in Akers, La., Sunday, June 23, 2013.
A super moon sets behind the top of one of the minarets at the University of Tampa Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. The larger than normal moon called the “Supermoon” happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.
A “supermoon” rises behind the Home Place clock tower in Prattville, Ala., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won’t be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it’s worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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