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Supermoon Shines on Cloudy Night

Supermoon's kryptonite, clouds, didn't spoil the view for everyone

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    Supermoon Shines on Cloudy Night
    Glyn Sun
    Glyn Sun sent us this photo from Malibu.

    Despite the clouds Saturday night, some LA residents were still able to get a look at a rare lunar event.

    Called a super "perigee moon," the orbit of the moon brought it closer to the earth than it has been in nearly 20 years.

    "The last full Moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993," Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC, told NASA Science News. "I'd say it's worth a look."

    Glyn Sun shared her photo (above) from Malibu. To send your supermoon photo, e-mail isee@nbcla.com

    To the observer, a full moon varies in size due to its elliptical orbit around the earth. One side of the ellipse (perigee) is closer to the earth than the other (apogee).

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