Superlunie 2012

On the morning of Sunday, May 6, as the moon in its orbit closer to Earth, and the inhabitants of the planet were able to observe at this point superlunie - cosmic event, during which the Moon is closest to Earth. Every year there is 13 new moons and full moons 13. Superlunie - this is when the moon in its orbit, which is not a circle and an ellipse fit as close to the Earth. It happened May 6 at exactly 3:00 for 33 minutes according to universal time.

Superlunie 2012

The effect is enhanced during the full moon, when the celestial body is 20% brighter and 15% more. We invite you to see the pictures taken before, during and after superluniya 2012. In the photo: Full moon shines in the sky over Los Angeles, May 5, 2012. (Salman Jafri)

Superlunie 2012

The moon rises over Manhattan and the World Trade Centre 1, New York, May 6, 2012. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters)

Superlunie 2012

The moon shines in the sky behind the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, May 6, 2012. (Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press)

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Full moon illuminates the statue of the ancient Greek goddess Athena in Athens, May 6, 2012. (Kostas Tsironis / Associated Press)

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Full moon shines in the sky for the minaret of the mosque of Mohamed Ali in Cairo, May 5, 2012. (Asmaa Waguih / Reuters)

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Cummins Rangler Nate jumps in the light of the moon during the annual mating horses near Three Forks, Montana, the day before superluniya, May 4, 2012. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters)

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Full moon rises behind a mosque in Amman May 5, 2012. (Ali Jarekji / Reuters)

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The moon shines in the sky above the nesting herons in Wichita, Kansas, May 5, 2012. (Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle / Associated Press)

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The moon shines in the sky for the statues of angels on St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, May 5, 2012. (Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press)

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The moon rises over Vancouver, May 5, 2012. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press / Associated Press)

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The moon rises over the windmills near Palm Springs, Calif., May 5, 2012. (David McNew / Getty Images)

Superlunie 2012

Tourists look at the moon in the sky over the ancient temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece, May 5, 2012. (Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty Images)

Superlunie 2012

The moon lights up the volcanic cone of Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 5, 2012. (Eugene Tanner / Associated Press)

Superlunie 2012

The moon rises over the slums of Rio de Janeiro, May 6, 2012. (Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press)