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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Supermoon Shines in the Florida Keys

While it was set to peak on Sunday, June 23rd, the "supermoon" did not disappoint stargazers Saturday night in the Florida Keys. I was on the docks in Islamorada where a small group had gathered after the sun went down. We watched over the Atlantic in anticipation, cameras at-the-ready, for the moon to rise above the horizon and a low bank of clouds. Also known as a perigee moon, it appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter, making it perfect for photo-ops. While you'll be able to spot another "supermoon" on July 22, it won't be this close again until August 10, 2014.