May 14, 2011
The International Space Station, orbiting the Earth, passes in front of the full moon. Photo Bela Vingler
May 13, 2011
The Full Moon rises above the cathedral of Quimper in Brittany, France. Photograph Laurent Laveder
April 28, 2011
As the Sun rose, a nearly full Moon set in this serene seaside vista captured last Monday from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the foreground, the reddened early morning sunlight illuminates a stretch of South Atlantic coastline. Image credit: Babak Tafreshi
March 24, 2011
Rising on March 19, its exact full phase occurred within an hour of perigee, the closest point in the Moon’s orbit to Earth. As a result it appeared some 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a Full Moon near apogee, the most distant point in the elliptical lunar orbit. Photographer Dennis Di Cicco.
March 20, 2011
The dazzling full moon sets behind the Very Large Telescope in Chile’s Atacama Desert in this photo released June 7, 2010 by the European Southern Observatory. The moon appears larger than normal due to an optical illusion of perspective.
March 18, 2011
Tomorrow the moon will make its closest approach to Earth in 18 years—making the so-called supermoon the biggest full moon in years. And despite Internet rumors, the impending phenomenon had no influence on the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Photograph Anthony Ayiomamitis.
March 11, 2011
On March 19th, the moon will be closer to Earth than it’s been since 1992. The full moon that night will appear about 14 percent larger and significantly brighter than usual, but despite the brightness, the supermoon has a dark side…
February 7, 2011
The above photo shows the full Moon of July 24, 2010 centered directly above the ever picturesque Mount Rainier, Washington. Photographer: Sally Budack
February 1, 2011
The photo above showing a persimmon colored Moon linking the spires of Ottobeuren Abbey in Ottobeuren, Bavaria, Germany was captured on June 26, 2010.
December 20, 2010
Photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos