'Supermoon' 2013 Photos And Tweets (VIDEO, UPDATES)

LIVE BLOG: Spectacular 'Supermoon' To Be Year's Biggest

Happy 'Supermoon' Sunday! Tonight, the moon will appear bigger and brighter than usual, so grab your binoculars and head outside. We hope you'll join in our live blog (see below) by sharing pictures and memories from this fun night for skywatching.

Send us your supermoon photos!

You can tweet your photos with hashtag #HPsupermoon. Or, you can submit them directly to our "Supermoon 2013" slideshow at the bottom of this post.

We'll be collecting user photos from all over, and yours may be featured!


What is a "supermoon," exactly? It's the name used to describe a full or new moon that occurs when the moon is nearest the earth in its elliptical orbit around our planet. Astronomers call it the "perigee full moon" -- perigee being the term for the moon’s closest point to earth in any given month.

The moon may have turned full this morning (June 23) at 7:32 a.m. EDT, but astronomers say last night's moon counts as part of the supermoon skywatching window, so don't hesitate to send in pictures from last night too.

Seeing pictures from all over the world reminds us that no matter where we are, we all look up and see the same moon.

As one of our friends from NASA told The Huffington Post in an email, "If nothing else the super moon rewards those of us to look at the Moon often. If you never look at the Moon you wouldn't notice that anything is different. The super moon might be a good opportunity to start looking at the Moon, and seeing how it changes each night in the sky."


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