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Reader photo: Supermoon over Cloverdale

 The July 11 supermoon over Cloverdale. - Udo Zirkwitz
The July 11 supermoon over Cloverdale.
— image credit: Udo Zirkwitz

Udo Zirkwitz got up early to take this shot taken at 3:45 a.m. July 11 of the orange supermoon low in the horizon over Cloverdale.

A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the closest approach of the moon to Earth in its elliptical orbit. The year 2014 has more in store – one August and another September, adding up to five in total.

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