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Photos from Tonight's Rare Super Moon


Tonight's 68-year, record-breaking supermoon impressed the photographers at The Adventure Tribune while they ate some Colorado country barbecue and watched Sunday Night Football.

According to The Los Angeles Times, a “Supermoon is a non-technical term for a moon that turns full at the same time it hits perigee — the point on its orbit when it is closest to Earth." Astromers agree that, on average, a supermoon occurs about every 14 months, though tonight's supermoon is closer to the Earth than any supermoon in nearly seven decades. This means that this moon has the potential to be the brightest moon in modern memory.

To put this in perspective, the last time a supermoon appeared this close to the Earth, World War II had been over for only two years. The Internet didn't exist. And Hawaii and Alaska were still U.S. territories, not states.

So, take some time tonight to go outside and appreciate this moment in outdoor history while you gaze up at the brightest moon you may ever see.

*By: Tom Malone
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