In case it was cloudy where you were sitting on Saturday late evening or early Sunday, or if you plum forgot, or if you just can’t get enough of the amazing optical illusion, we’ve compiled some of the best images of the supermoon — the biggest and brightest full moon of 2012.
In Brazil, the supermoon illuminated the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue and later set behind a shanty town. In Florida, fishermen worked their lines amid the moonlight in Bal Harbour. And near Athens, tourists watched as the moon rose behind the Temple of Poseidon.
The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year — and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. That’s about 15,300 miles closer than average.
Check out these photos from Blaze reader Derek Kind.
Here are a few more sent to us from Blaze readers:
Blaze reader Dan D. even sent us this time-laspsed video from San Diego:
Check out this other time-lapse of the moon over Lake Michigan (Note: Jump to 25 seconds to see it beginning to rise):
Here are a couple more sent to the Associated Press:
If you have any more cool images — or more video — of the supermoon, send it our way.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This story has been updated to include more photos and video sent to us from Blaze readers.