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Supermoon on Sanibel

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The recent lunar phenomenon was clearly visible to Sanibel night sky gazers and photographers.

Just before finishing his round of golf, Andy captured this celestial photo from the 18th fairway at the Dunes Golf Club. Says Andy, “It was 5:45 p.m, just light enough to finish playing the hole but dark enough to see the moon.”

The supermoon exists when the moon is at its closest distance to the earth on its elliptical orbit. Thus, the moon will look larger than it has over the last 100 years when viewing from the earth.

NASA calls it an “extra-super moon” and we won’t get another one quite like it until 2034. Just imagine!

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