A so-called ‘supermoon’ shines brightly over a frozen lake in Muskoka, Ont., on March 19, 2011. Image Submitted by Michael W., posted online by CBC.ca
Known as the ‘perigee’-the moon mades its closet approach to the earth in orbit around the sun on May 6, 2012 at a distance of 356,955 km from the Earth. According to NASA the moon appeared 14 percent larger, and 30 percent brighter than other moons this year (CBC News, May 4, 2012).
For more stunning images showing the May 6 Super Moon check out the link below.