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On September 27th, 2015 there will be a very rare event in the night sky - a supermoon lunar eclipse. Watch this animated feature to learn more.


A perigree full moon or supermoon is seen, Sunday, August 10, 2014, in Washington. A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.

Landsat Looks to the Moon

Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite's orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple times, then flips back around to continue its task of collecting land-cover information of the sunny side of Earth below.

Supermoon in Washington

A supermoon rises behind the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Washington.

Supermoon of 2013

Up there in the sky - it's not a bird or a plane; it's a "Supermoon." Bigger and brighter then normal full moons, the supermoon on June 22/23 will be the closest and largest full moon for all of 2013.

The 2013 Supermoon

Dr. Michelle Thaller answers questions about what a Supermoon is and talks about how NASA is studying the moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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