The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol Dome is seen in silouette in front of a supermoon
Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Published: November 14, 2016

The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol Dome is seen in silouette infront of a supermoon on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 in Washington. A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth. Early that Monday morning, the moon was the closest it has been to Earth since 1948 and it appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than the average monthly full moon.

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