A supermoon rises behind the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. NASA says this year the supermoon is up to 13.5 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon is. When this shot was captured, the moon was at perigee, about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles away that it is at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee).
Crave reader and New Yorker Syed M. Ahmed took this shot of the moon against a strikingly dark night sky using a Canon 6D with Canon 100-400 lens at 400mm. Minor adjustments were made in Photoshop Elements and Paint.net.
The full moon played a starring role in an outdoor Widespread Panic show in Kansas City over the weekend, when the image of the large orbiting rock was projected behind the band during a cover of "Werewolves of London" as a tribute to the celestial event.
Photo by: YouTube/colbruce; Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET
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