Supermoon Dominates the Sky Chicago Photos

Supermoon Dominates the Sky Chicago Photos

The largest full moon of the year graced the night sky Sunday as our nearest neighbor in space made its closest approach.

The moon reached its closest perigee of 2013, dominating the sky. For about a half-hour of the event, the moon will also turned full — this is the event that produces a so-called supermoon. The full moon on Sunday appeared to be 14 percent to 30 percent brighter than it does when it's at the other end of its orbit, known as apogee. Here's an explainer from Space.com.

At closest approach, the moon will be 221,300 miles from Earth. A few days later, on July 6, it will be at its most distant apogee of the year at 252,583 miles. Moonrise occurs at about 10:12 PM in Chicago.

Photography by: Rick Lobes - 2013

Photography by: Rick Lobes - 2013

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