Photo: Supermoon over NYC

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supermoon July 2014

credit: Manon Verchot

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A “supermoon” occurs when the the moon appears full at the same time it's traveling closest to the earth in its orbit. This makes the moon appear unusually large and bright—and creates a great photo opportunity. Manon Verchot took this photo from the High Line in New York City over the weekend.

Don’t worry, this weekend wasn’t your last chance to spot a supermoon this summer. Supermoons are predicted to occur on August 10 and September 9.

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