Supermoon Photos Around the World
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Something called a "supermoon" rose at night on October 15 and 16.
That is when the moon is full, closer to Earth than usual, and lit by the sun.
NASA made a video explaining why the moon is sometimes closer to Earth than other times in its orbit.
The moon's orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle. It is shaped like an oval. The moon is about 48,000 kilometers closer to Earth on one side of its orbit than the other. A supermoon happens when the Earth is between the sun and the closer-than-usual moon.
The sun lights up the moon during the Earth's nighttime, and since it is closer than usual, it looks very large and bright.
Last weekend's supermoon was the first of three supermoons of 2016. The next supermoons will take place on November 14 and December 14. The November supermoon will be "extra super." In fact, it will be the closest full moon of the 21st century, so far. The full moon will not be that close to Earth again until the year 2034.
Many people who saw the October supermoon took pictures. Bruce Neumann took a photo in New York City of the moon above the Statue of Liberty.
NASA posted a time-lapse of the moon rising above the Antares rocket on its launch pad.
A Twitter user in Greece posted a photo of the moon rising above the Acropolis site in Athens.
Another photographer posted a photo on Twitter of Cape Town, South Africa. It shows the moon above the glowing night lights of the city.
People who saw the images reacted by posting comments. They used words like "amazing," "phenomenal" and "stunning."
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1.super moon 超级月亮
As far as history is concerned, the super moon has nothing to do with disasters.
2.perfect circle 正圆
Of course, the trip was not a perfect circle.
3.close to 靠近
I was close to tears with frustration, but I held back.
4.the Statue of Liberty 自由女神像
The Statue of Liberty embodies the spirit of freedom.
1.The sun lights up the moon during the Earth's nighttime, and since it is closer than usual, it looks very large and bright.
lights up 点亮；点燃
The Ritz was outlined against the lights up there.
The sun lights up the sky and the earth.
2.The next supermoons will take place on November 14 and December 14.
take place 发生；举行
A total solar eclipse is due to take place some time tomorrow.
Elections were postponed the day before polling was due to take place.
月球绕地球运行的轨道是椭圆而不是正圆 。月球行经近地点时，月球距地球的距离与另一端相差约48000公里 。当地球位于太阳与行经近地点的月球中间时，就会出现超级月亮的景观 。
2016年将会出现3次超级月亮，而上周是超级月亮首次亮相 。另外2次超级月亮将会出现于11月14日与12月14日 。11月份现身的超级月亮，将会是“最大最圆”的 。彼时的月亮将成为21世纪以来最接近地球的月亮 。下一次这种现象出现恐怕要等到2034年 。
多地民众目睹并拍摄了10月份的超级月亮 。布鲁斯·诺伊曼（Bruce Neumann）拍下了纽约自由女神像上空的满月 。
还有一位摄影师在推特发布了一张南非开普敦的照片 。照片中可以看出，灯火辉煌的城市上空静悬着一轮皎洁明月 。
网友纷纷发表对该照片的感受 。“眼前一亮”，“精彩绝伦”，“震撼心灵”等溢美之词层出不穷 。