Airline silhouette in front of the Moon.
Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Published: April 28, 2019
Historical Date: December 3, 2017

An aircraft taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport is seen passing in front of the Moon as it rises, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in Washington. Today's full Moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. The two will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.


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