Supermoon lights up Jerusalem's night sky

The largest full moon of the year, called the "Supermoon," will light up the night sky this weekend.

June 23, 2013 21:57
Super moon over the Tower of David in Jerusalem, June 23, 2013.

Super Moon over Jerusalem 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)


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The largest full moon of the year, called the "Supermoon," will light up the night sky this weekend. It is at its closest point to Earth as the moon enters its most full phase, creating the cosmic marvel that is the supermoon, or, more scientifically, the perigee.

The moon is seen rising behind the Mar Elias Greek Orthodox Monastery in Jerusalem on June 23, 2013.

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