Image Credit: Sean Parker

In 2013, Sean Parker captured this magnificent image of the so-called “supermoon.” Here, the moon is rising over downtown Tucson, Arizona. During this long-exposure, Sean managed to capture a lunar flair because of the intensity of the moon’s light (seen as the faded moon closer to the horizon).

The supermoon happens when the moon makes it’s closest pass to Earth in a calendar year. In this case, the moon made its closest pass to Earth around 7:32 am EDT on Sunday, June 23. After that, the moon started to wane and move further away from Earth in it’s normal orbital cycle.

The moon, as usual, appears full throughout the night (that is night around the world, whenever night happens to occur) and, as always, it’s a dazzling thing to behold.

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