'Supermoon' graces the night sky
Perigee moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter as planet passes closer to EarthWith much of the UK swaddled in the traditional bank holiday blanket of rain and even snow clouds, it wasn't the greatest sky watching weekend. However, those fortunate enough to be under clear skies in many countries saw one of the natural world's most spectacular light shows: a supermoon, when the planet appears startlingly large and awesomely bright as its closest approach to Earth coincides with its fullest phase.Amateur photographers were out in force across the world; in San Francisco, Ted Judah reported that he was one of 600 photographers jostling for the best view of the moon over the Golden Gate bridge; in the UK it was at its brightest at 4.30am, with Miguel Belert on the pier at Portleven in Cornwall to capture the scene.Robert Massey, of the Royal Astronomical Society, told the BBC that although the phenomenon makes the moon appear 30% brighter, it's the apparent 14% increase in size, as it comes within a mere 221,45
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Sun 6 May 12 from Guardian.co.uk
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