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Photo gallery: Supermoon looms bright behind Angel Moroni and more

Published: Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 4:22 p.m. MDT

A statue of the Angel Moroni on top a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon.  (Charlie Riedel, Associated Press) A statue of the Angel Moroni on top a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising moon Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (Charlie Riedel, Associated Press)

Viewers early Sunday morning could look up in the sky for a super sight: the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.

The so-called supermoon appeared14 percent larger than normal early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth. Some may think the supermoon looks more dazzling, but it's actually an optical illusion. The moon looms larger on the horizon next to trees and buildings.

The moon came within 222,000 miles of Earth and turned full around 7:30 a.m. EDT, making it the best time to view.

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