Supermoon photos from Alabama’s Capstone to the nation’s capital to Kazakhstan

Supermoon photos from Alabama’s Capstone to the nation’s capital to Kazakhstan
The “supermoon” as seen Monday evening from the University of Alabama campus. (Zach Riggins, UA Office of Photography, Division of Strategic Communications)

The “supermoon” made appearances around the world Monday and many in Alabama enjoyed the phenomenon.

The full moon was at its closest point to the Earth’s northern hemisphere since 1948 and won’t be this close again until 2034. It created a moon 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than the average monthly full moon, making a telescope unnecessary.

But those with telescopes took full advantage of the event.

The University of Alabama’s Department of Physics and Astronomy had a public viewing of the “supermoon” at the Gallalee Hall Observatory Monday night. It included a lecture from Dr. Dawn Williams, an associate professor in the department.

The university gave views of the supermoon via a 16-inch reflective telescope.

NASA and others captured images of the supermoon in the U.S. and around the world.

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