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Photos: Supermoon In Boston And Beyond

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It will be more than a year before the moon appears as large as it did this past weekend.

The so-called supermoon marks the closest point in the moon's orbit to Earth. At its peak Sunday night, the full moon appeared 14 to 30 percent brighter than at the other end of its orbit. The last supermoon occurred in May last year.

Professional and amateur photographers took the opportunity this weekend to catch the lunar event in Boston and across the U.S. Here are some of the best shots:

The supermoon and low hanging clouds over Lower Manhattan. (Julio Cortez/AP)
The supermoon and low hanging clouds over Lower Manhattan. (Julio Cortez/AP)
The supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty. (Julio Cortez/AP)
The supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty. (Julio Cortez/AP)
The moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. (J. David Ake/AP)
The moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. (J. David Ake/AP)
The moon rises next to the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse. (Scott Eisen/AP)
The moon rises next to the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse. (Scott Eisen/AP)

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This program aired on June 24, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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