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This photo was taken last night, August 10, 2014. This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2014. The moon will not be so close again until the full moon of September 28, 2015. Astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. Last month’s full moon – on June 13, 2014 – was also a supermoon. However, August full moon is even more super. In other words, the time of full moon falls even closer to the time of perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth.

P.S. I was with my 10 year and 4 year old nephews during taking this photo. When 10 year old asked me: "Where is this moon, is this moon over France?", I told him: "Nah, it's somewhere in space around Earth":)

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