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Top 10 breathtaking pictures of 2016 Supermoon you need to see

Published 5 years ago

As on November, 14 the Moon approached the Earth the closest it ever did since 1948 and stroke every person on the planet who managed to see it with its beauty, astronomers, ordinary people and professional photographers rushed outside to capture their best picture of this year’s Supermoon. This natural phenomenon is quite rare in the human’s lifetime perspective, as the next time we’ll be able to observe our Moon this close to the planet is going to be in 17 years.

The scientific explanation of the jaw-dropping skyline some of us were lucky to witness isn’t that complicated. It happens when our planet’s only natural satellite enters the full moon cycle while moving on the irregular egg-shaped orbit around the Earth and approaches it the closest it can. Obviously, this alignment of the cosmic bodies influences the natural processes on our planet, as well as changes the Moon’s appearance on the skyline, causing the worldwide excitement.

Thus, the closer position of the Moon in relation to our planet is the actual reason it’s called ‘Super’. Is it? As most experts prove, the size differences aren’t particularly visible to the human’s eye unless an experienced observer or a person with special equipment is involved. But, it’s the exceptional brightness of the Moon that makes it so phenomenal and forces photographers and social media enthusiasts hunt for the best picture of the event possible. Some of the views look incredible, sometimes even supernatural and futuristic, thus the Moon was really worth staying up late that night.

These are a few of the most breath-taking photographs of the people who managed to capture the Supermoon in some of the most incredible surroundings.

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#1 The Space Rhapsody

#1 The Space Rhapsody

Picture source: twitter.com/nasahqphoto

The Supermoon rose above the cosmodrome (aka the launching site for the spacecraft in the former Soviet Union countries) Baikonur and the rocket that’s soon to be launched.

#2 The Moon and the Home

#2 The Moon and the Home

Picture source: Mario Martinez Twitter

This is one of the most supernatural sci-fi movie style photographs of the 2016 Supermoon. The photographer took the shot of the brightest Moon of the 86 year period as it peeked out from behind the house and looked unbelievably ginormous on its backdrop.

#3 The Supermoon in the city

#3 The Supermoon in the city

Picture source: unknown

This picture was taken by a regular observer from his Madrid apartment’s balcony, but what a unique shot he managed to get.

#5 Lonely friends

#5 Lonely friends

Picture source: aftenposten.no

As the man stood with his dog gazing at each other in front of the Moon in Nevada, they appeared on the simplest, yet the most heart-touching and poetic Supermoon photograph. It’s probably my favorite one.

#4 The coincidence of coincidences

#4 The coincidence of coincidences

Picture source: wikipedia

As the airplane was approaching the airport in Austin, Texas, the Moon that’s approached the Earth the closest since 1948 became a stunning backdrop for this shot.

#6 The Super Liberty, NYC

#6 The Super Liberty, NYC

Picture source: blogspot.com

#7 The capital city

The supermoon rises over the United States Capitol dome in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2016.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Picture source: Reuters

#8 Supermoon and Acropolis hill, Athens

#8 Supermoon and Acropolis hill, Athens

Picture source: telegraph.co.uk

#9 Moony amusement, London, England

#9 Moony amusement, London, England

Picture source: theatlantic.com

#10 Dubai Supermoon

#10 Dubai Supermoon

Picture source: zettamedia.co

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