11 August 2014

AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

A girl plays with a dog as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
A girl plays with a dog as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. 

A supermoon raises over Fiskeback harbor with sailing boats, outside of the Gothenburg, Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The supermoon phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
A supermoon raises over Fiskeback harbor with sailing boats, outside of the Gothenburg, Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The supermoon phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.  
The full moon peeks through trees in a wood near Rasing, Austria, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. 
People watch the super moon rising in the sky in front of the Apollo's temple at ancient Corinth about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
People watch the super moon rising in the sky in front of the Apollo's temple at ancient Corinth about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.  
The super moon rises over a Chinese words reads "China construction" in Beijing, China Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
The super moon rises over a Chinese words reads "China construction" in Beijing, China Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.  
A perigee moon, also known as a super moon, raises over high rise buildings in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
A perigee moon, also known as a super moon, raises over high rise buildings in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.  
The moon appears behind a Spanish fighting bull in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
The moon appears behind a Spanish fighting bull in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.  
Climbing vines are silhouetted by the supermoon above Edgartown, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on the island.
Climbing vines are silhouetted by the supermoon above Edgartown, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on the island.  
In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
In this aerial photo, the moon peeks through clouds over Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.  
People watch a laser and light show on the Crazy Horse Memorial, left, under a supermoon, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Custer, S.D. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
People watch a laser and light show on the Crazy Horse Memorial, left, under a supermoon, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Custer, S.D. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. 

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