(NPS photo by Jacob W. Frank)
Supermoon at Turret Arch, Arches National Park
The "supermoon" effect occurs when the moon is at its closest orbital distance from the earth. According to NASA, this year's supermoon was 13.5% larger and 15% brighter than a normal full moon. Around the world, professional and amateur photographers headed outdoors to capture beautiful images of the lunar phenomenon.
To learn more about this year's Supermoon, click here.