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Second supermoon lights up the sky

The August super moon over Kelowna.
Image Credit: Instagram
August 11, 2014 - 10:09 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Full moons often catch a photographers eye but supermoons seem to bring out the photographer in everyone.

Sunday night the second of three consecutive supermoons filled the sky. A supermoon also made an appearance in July and another is set for Sept. 9.

A supermoon occurs when the full moon is about 50,000 km to the Earth (the perigee side of the elliptical path) which makes it appear larger and brighter. The August super moon not only occurred on the same day as perigee, it happened during the same hour.

Many people were quick to share their photos of the 'extra-supermoon' and some of the captures were simply spectacular.

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