Celestial skywatchers were in for a treat this week with several astronomical events happening. First it was the aurora borealis, followed by today’s solar eclipse which coincides with tonight’s supermoon.
A supermoon is a full — or new — moon that appears when the moon is on its closest approach to Earth along its elliptical orbit. Known as a “perigee moon” to astronomers, this phenomenon makes the moon appear significantly larger and brighter than usual in the night sky.
It also makes for some stunning photos! Here’s a list of some of our favorite Instagram photos featuring the moon!
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