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Photos: Supermoon makes big splash around the world

Posted May 06, 2012

By ctansey

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrived Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.

Saturday’s event is a “supermoon,” the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. At 11:34 p.m., the moon will be about 221,802 miles from Earth. That’s about 15,300 miles closer than average. Read full story

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