The faithful satellite, which moves in a slightly elliptical orbit, achieved its closest approach to the planet on Sunday. At just 221,300 miles from Earth, the supermoon appeared about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter when compared to its farthest approach of the year (252,088 miles away).
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U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
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New York, U.S.
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