Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion The moon looms over streetlamps in the parking lot outside Safeway on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 in Kenai, Alaska. The earth's orbital neighbor was the closest it will be until 2034 on Sunday and Monday, earning the name "supermoon." Because the moon's orbit around the earth is elliptical, sometimes it is closer than other times. On Sunday and Monday, the moon appeared 14 times brighter than when it is at its furthest from the earth, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administation. The moon will also appear to be larger and brighter on Dec. 14, 2016, according to NASA.

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion The moon looms over streetlamps in the parking lot outside Safeway on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 in Kenai, Alaska. The earth's orbital neighbor was the closest it will be until 2034 on Sunday and Monday, earning the name "supermoon." Because the moon's orbit around the earth is elliptical, sometimes it is closer than other times. On Sunday and Monday, the moon appeared 14 times brighter than when it is at its furthest from the earth, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administation. The moon will also appear to be larger and brighter on Dec. 14, 2016, according to NASA.

Photo: By the light of the moon

The moon looms over streetlamps in the parking lot outside Safeway on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 in Kenai, Alaska. The earth’s orbital neighbor was the closest it will be until 2034 on Sunday and Monday, earning the name “supermoon.” Because the moon’s orbit around the earth is elliptical, sometimes it is closer than other times. On Sunday and Monday, the moon appeared 14 times brighter than when it is at its furthest from the earth, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administation. The moon will also appear to be larger and brighter on Dec. 14, 2016, according to NASA.

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