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The Gloomy Beauty of the D.C. 'Supermoon'

Last night's full moon was 14 percent closer than most other full moons. Did you miss it?

photo of Brian Resnick
August 11, 2014

Fourteen percent closer than normal and 30 percent brighter than normal, the moon over Washington on Sunday night added some extra drama to the mouments and buildings of the city—casting midnight shadows across town. If you missed the night sky, Getty and NASA photographers captured in the the photos below. 

The supermoon rises above the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial on Aug. 10, 2014, in Arlington, Va.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The sculptured soldiers of the Marine memorial reach, longingly, toward the large moon. (MANDEL NGAN / Getty)

The moon over the the Peace Monument on the grounds of the Capitol.(Bill Ingalls/NASA)

 

The moon looms behind Washington's Old Post Office Building. 

The supermoon over Washington.(Bill Ingalls / NASA)

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